Last November, the 11th Asia-Pacific Bonsai Suiseki Convention took place in Takamatsu. I didn’t tell you about it, because I didn’t actually attend it, and didn’t see any of the exhibits (I was busy looking for an apartment, starting my new job and those sorts of things). However, there were a few events and exhibits (and a Bonsai market coming soon) at the Sunport that I did get to see.

Here are a few random pictures from a small market/exhibits featuring almost exclusively crafts from Kagawa.

 

 

 

I'm not sure how traditional those were, I'm not even sure they were from Kagawa, but they were cool nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

You could even make your own macha. I tried, it was pathetic.

 

You could make your own macha, with live traditional music playing in the background.

 

Urushi

 

Sanuki Kagari Temari

 

 

4 thoughts on “Kagawa crafts”

  1. Thanks for sharing the great photos. What beautiful crafts. I think the wooden insects are fantastic. I liked seeing the people in traditional dress.

    1. The insects are really cool, although I’m pretty sure those are not traditional, and I’m not even sure they’re local (I think the guy was from Yokohama).
      I never get tired of seeing people in kimonos.
      While you won’t see guys wearing kimonos in the streets anymore nowadays, it’s not that rare to run into a (older) woman who does so.

  2. Yet another reason why I love Tokyo’s shitamachi: here you still see older men in kimono. Not often, but often enough to keep me happy. PS: What about jinbei in summer? That’s very common in my area. Perfect island wear! 😉

    1. I’m not sure about how popular jinbei are in Takamatsu in the summer, as it’s the only season when I haven’t spent time in the area yet. Let’s just wait for a few months to get the answer then.

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