Japan Objects is an online magazine for culture lovers, presenting the most inspiring Japanese art & design.
Japan’s masterpieces are spread throughout the islands’ many museums, galleries, temples, and studios, often trapped behind a daunting language barrier, leaving many people uncertain how to proceed. But enjoying Japan's art and culture needn't be difficult; exploring these highlights, either online or in person, should be an enriching and captivating experience!
We are two avid Japanophiles, living in Tokyo, who are enamored with the wealth of distinctive arts in this beautiful country. Over the last few years we have embarked on an enlightening journey to research these incredible objects, which are too little known by art lovers internationally.
We hope that through our informative articles and tailor-made travel guides, you will find helpful guidance to enjoy Japan’s superb artistry as much as we have! You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
We’d love to hear your thoughts about Japan Objects, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Hans inherited an appreciation for Japanese culture from his grandmother, who grew up in Japanese-era Taiwan as a devoted student of ikebana and the tea ceremony. Hans continued his passion for the arts studying in the USA and UK, finally graduating with a MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art in London. As a writer, he contributed to numerous art and fashion publications, and worked in the Research Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum. After five years managing a design label in Tokyo and Hong Kong, Hans is now pursuing his life-long dream of advocating for Japanese art and design.
Diccon's fascination with Japanese arts began when he was studying the language at university in London. Just to make things a little harder on himself, he moved to Taiwan to learn Chinese as well, graduating with a Masters degree from the University of Taiwan. For the next few years he worked in France and China for a fashion accessories brand. When not working, he divided his time between writing about design, and karaoke. Later, he moved to Tokyo to set up his own label, designing women’s travel goods. The experience of international business got him thinking about how Japan’s incredible artists could benefit from wider exposure, so Japan Objects was born to share his love of the country's exciting art scene.