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Why Raw Japan Art?


Our connections to shokunin from Hokkaido to Okinawa means you only get authentic, durable art.


Experience across different industries and communities means we are here for the long-term.


Customize your own unique Japanese art for your loved ones.


We invest in telling the shokunin's stories behind the art, so that you can connect deeper to their products.

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    Travel to Japan and go back home with local friends - Dome House Project

    Traveling to Japan? Reserve your spot in the Japan Dome House Project.

    The Ultimate Japan Book Bundle

    Like thrillers, romance, and fantasy novels? This ebook bundle is for you.

    Fukuyama Koto

    Love traditional Japanese music? Get this koto to play it or just to display your love.

    Noh Theatre Mask

    Love traditional Japanese folklore? Show friends & family how much you do with this mask.

Real people bringing Japan home

  • "I've been reading Brandon's emails for a while, and finally grabbed one of his books. I'm glad I did. I was impressed with his attention to details and the main character development. I could feel that Brandons experiences traveling around Japan, interviewing masters of craft - the Shokunin -really led his writing. The narrative flowed smoothly, the characters introduced along the way were interesting and quirky, and the emotional and physical intensity ratcheted up as the story developed. Overall a great read.
    Looking forward to further books in this series."

    Joel Van Loon, Canada

  • "I appreciated the simplicity of the art. Brandon had other episodes in Shokunin Mode - and they were all interesting - but Aso-san's work [with Higo Zogan] blew me away. I think I want to make this craft myself during my retirement. I'm building a house...and I will make this craft visible in my living that I can always see it...and to show off to people when they visit."

    John M., Massachusetts, USA

  • "I had spent some time in Japan before joining this group, and missed it a lot during the COVID lockdowns (while I was stuck at home.) During that time, the Raw Japan community helped me so much by connecting to new people, and learning about aspects of Japan I had not heard about previously. It was one of the things I really looked forward to each time, and I am curious to see how this group will continue to grow."

    Svenja V., Germany

  • "I wanted a feeling of a small slice of Japanese culture. So that I could develop a better overall understanding. I was driven by curiosity and my intense desire to learn more about Japan. In the end, I got the result I was expecting. I got glimpses into the culture and outlook of Japanese citizens and a better appreciation for the language itself. I've noticed that I now have a better appreciation for the artistry and different styles of techniques in Japanese art."

    Jeff Watson, Arkansas, USA

Our Shokunin Community

Owner of Raw Japan Art

Brandon Chin

“I’ve learned so much about myself by connecting with these shokunin. They throw themselves fully into their craft - a skill that is becoming increasingly rare in today's world.”