Japanese manufacturing is not simply a series of processes that seek to make something merely fit for use, it is rather honest and uncompromising work born from a desire to satisfy the needs of the user, to seek to achieve the best quality and to concentrate single-mindedly on the work at hand.
There in lies joy and satisfaction for the maker, and reliability for the user. Japan’s traditions have long been nurtured by history and nature, and any attempts to bring them into the present require not only that time-honored techniques be passed on, but also a sense of devotion to one’s craft and the desire for harmony with nature.
The items featured here in the pages of BOWS & ARROWS are diverse in character, but what they all share is the spirit that lies at the heart of Japanese manufacturing. Japanese manufacturing is able to discover innate beauty even in the production process.