about the artisanist

the artisanist is an ever-growing collection of stories of people whose commitment to making things allows their physical products to transcend their tangible form.

the idea for the artisanist grew from observations across Japan of artisans and crafters of textiles, sake, ceramics, bamboo, and other cultural and creative goods, who are dedicated to their craft and providing superlative experiences.



the artisanist seeks to:

  • uncover stories of artisans, artists, and brands, who are committed to their craft;

  • make accessible the intricate subtleties of traditional crafts - such as sake, ceramics, and lacquerware - beyond national, cultural, and generational boundaries;

  • connect these makers to people who fall in love with their stories.