Sunday, May 28, 2017

Vintage Enamel Signs

You don't see these anymore. In the past, these signs were made on heavy gauge steel and printed with enamel ink using a traditional silk screen printing process. That is a thing of the past. The durability of the signs is only exceeded by the quality of the artwork.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/549439223259668496/

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The art of knife sharpening

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The art of knife sharpening

Inside the department store Takashimaya, you will always find something unique in the way of traditional Japanese crafts beind demonstrated. This visit was to see and learn how to sharpen knives. This is an art.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nihonbashi area of Japan

To anyone who understands the history behind the "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō", the first station was the wooden bridge that was located in the Nihonbashi district. It is memorialized today with lions and plaques. This is the first station on the road to old Kyoto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihonbashi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifty-three_Stations_of_the_T%C5%8Dkaid%C5%8D