Japan is home to many traditional craft techniques and natural materials which are rooted in its diverse regions. These traditions have created a unique beauty in each place that is expressed through “kogei”, or Japanese crafts.
HULS Gallery showcases more than 200 kogei items, including sake ware and tea ware, as well as glass, textile, bamboo and wood works that are available for purchase. Our mission is to introduce these special crafts to the world. We see ourselves as story tellers of kogei, giving visitors to the gallery a personal introduction to these pieces and sharing the stories behind them, and hope that this would help you appreciate and enjoy the charm of these special works.
The artisans whose work we feature not only build on centuries of tradition, but also bring decades of their own practice and refinement informed by their own modern sensibilities to their crafts, and we believe that these designs not just fit but complement contemporary lifestyles. We hope that you will see and feel their charm as much as we do, and that they will come to enrich the moments of your everyday life.
Please visit us and enjoy the world of today’s Kogei.