Sento public baths in Tokyo.

In the past, many houses in Japan were not equipped with bath facilities, so sento (public bath) was a place where the locals could go to wash themselves, soak in a tub and socialize with neighbors. Nowadays most households have their own bath facilities at their own home, so the number of those traditional sento…

Beautiful lace glass works by Mr. Taichi Itou

Mr. Ito was born in 1975 in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. When he was 18, he moved to the USA, where he originally studied pottery. He, then, moved onto the study of glass art. He moved back to Japan in 1999 and he eventually set up his own workshop in 2004 in Yamaguchi prefecture. His works…