The royal origins of Kiso woodcrafts.
1200 years of sustainable artistry...
In this series of eight profiles, we will highlight the wonderful tableware and handcrafts of artisans in the Chubu region of Japan. It is an area steeped in the history and cultural legacy of some of the world's finest handcrafted wares and the artisans who create them.
Changing times require a reevaluation of the status quo. Unplugged Japan's philosophy is simple: In an age of ecological precarity, travel and consumption should be done with an open yet intentional mind towards sustainability and cultural contact in ways that help us become better travelers and worldly citizens. Travel can be done in so many ways. We must choose our adventures mindfully.