New! Starry-night Blue Urushi Bangle
A historical Japanese handcraft explodes in starry-night splendor with this contemporary bangle of traditional Japanese Urushi lacquer. When jewellery designer, Rie Sakamoto stood and marveled at the night sky in her old hometown, she decided to capture the awe of this starry scene in this gorgeous bangle. Never before available outside Japan, you can read more here about this bangle and the craft and purchase one for your own, or as a very unique, quality gift from Japan.
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Some of Japan's best "hard-to-find" Contemporary Crafts and Designs:
You probably already know that Japan has amazing traditional crafts. Some, like Urushi Lacquer, boast origins dating back 9000 years! Yet traditions are only part of the current, contemporary story of craftsmanship and design in Japan.
At Alfan Select we offer that which is authentic, rarely available, or even known outside Japan: some familiar in a traditional sense, others unique, unexpected, and many with historical or even curious backstories -- such as the metalworker who perfected how to color with light! So discover something new about Japan, explore, read and shop and Welcome to Alfan Select!