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The Kasuri Weavers of Kurume

Kasuri is a term from the Japanese word kasureru meaning “to blur”. It is a Japanese form of Ikat weaving, whereby patterns are created by resist dying the thread before weaving using several different methods. The warp, the weft or both warp and weft (double ikat) can be dyed to form many intricate patterns. Ikat weaving techniques were first seen in the region that is modern day Okinawa. By the 14th century it...

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Hinamatsuri: The Japanese Girl's Day Festival

Also know as the Doll’s festival or Momo no Sekku (festival of peach blossom), it is celebrated each year on...

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An Exploratory Trip to Japan

The partnership of Jo Maindonald and Robert Joyce and Kazari in Melbourne is now 40 years old.To celebrate, Robert and...

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Our 40th Birthday Exhibition

We invite you to celebrate with us and experience the unique designs that underpin our sense of aesthetics at Kazari....

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Kazari's COVID-19 Trading Hours and Policies

Dear Valued Kazari Customers, We hope you are staying safe, well and happy wherever in the world you call home....

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How To Shop For Antique Chests

  Photographer: Armelle Habib, Stylist: Heather Nette King Shopping for an antique chest of drawers or any statement piece of...

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Kokeshi at Kazari

From time to time, on our buying trips to Japan, we come across an exceptional collection that we have the...

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The many layered art of Japanese lacquerware

Characterised by a sheen as limpid as the surface of an ornamental pond on a still day, Japanese lacquerware perfectly...

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Montague St Warehouse Now Open

UPDATED April 2019 Our Montague Street Warehouse is now open to the public! After 40 years of retail in Cremorne,...

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Kimono: Its Place in the Modern World

1,2[The February 2017 issue of the Japanese community paper Dengon Net features a fun time dressing up in Yukata -...

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Transforming the Broken to the Beautiful: The Art of Kintsugi

  The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway The famous American writers...

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Wabi Sabi For Contemporary Spaces

Scarlet Opus, a highly regarded global design trend forecaster, have given a macro trend forecast around the concept of imperfect...

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Our Warehouse Closing Down Sale

Kazari Warehouse Closing Down Sale: We recently sold our warehouse in Hill St, Cremorne. It has been our storeroom, restoration workshop...

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