KiGinKin's Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base featured on KiGinKin is our way to make sure you know exactly what you are looking at: each product made using materials and techniques unique to Japan have a link that leads to an explanatory  page, where you will find all the information you need to make a flawless purchase.

The Knowledge Base currently includes all the pages on this list that have a link; those with no link are being prepared. More pages will be added with time, so make sure to visit us again soon to discover more about Japan.

Until then, please feel free to stroll in our wealth of information.

Topics in Alphabetical Order

A

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B

Bamboo weaving

Bassen (dyeing)【抜染】

Bizen yaki 【備前焼】

Bunraku【文楽】

C

Collotype printing

Comedy

Cuisine

Cut glass

D

Dishes (Food)

E

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F

Fans

Festivals

Footwear

G

Graphics patterns

H

Hanami【花見】

Hand fans

Hanga【版画】

I

Itome yūzen (dyeing)【糸目友禅】

J

Japanese cuisine

Japanese homes

Japanese paper

Japanning

K

Kabuki【歌舞伎】

Karakami【唐紙】

Kasuri (weaving)【絣織】

Kimono outfit

Kinzoku and Kazari Kanagu【金属・飾り金具】

Kiriko【切子】

Kiyomizu yaki and Kyō yaki【清水焼・京焼】

Kumiko【組子】

M

Matsuri【祭り】

Musical instruments

N

National holidays (Japan)

Nihonshu 【日本酒】

Nishijin-ori (weaving) 【西陣織】

Nōgaku (Noh) 【能楽】

O

Owarai【お笑い】

P

Paper

Performing arts

Pottery

Pottery: Bizen yaki【備前焼】

Pottery: Kyo yaki 【京焼】

Q

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R

Rakugo【落語】

S

Sake【日本酒】

Sashimono【指物】

Sensu【扇子】

Shikki【漆器】

Suminagashi (dyeing)【墨流し】

T

Tableware

Takezaiku and Takeami【竹細工・竹編】

Tatami mats【たたみ】

Tea

Tea ceremony

Tegaki yūzen (dyeing)【手描友禅】

Tenassen (dyeing)【手捺染】

Traditional footwear

Traditional performing arts

Traditional weaponry

U

Uchiwa【うちわ】

Umbrella

V

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W

Wagasa【和傘】

Washi【和紙】

Weapons

Woodblock prints

X

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Y

Yūzen (dyeing)【友禅】

Z

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Others

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