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Hand made with love is some­thing we seem to hear and say quite a lot at SHIBUI & Co, so we wanted to take a mo­ment to re­flect on what that ac­tu­ally means.

On the sur­face, it’s an ac­knowl­edge­ment that the item has been pro­duced with care and in­ten­tion and car­ries a lit­tle bit of the ar­ti­san with it, wher­ever the item ends up.

But it’s also more than that. Each skil­fully cre­ated piece brings hours, if not years or even decades of skill with it. Ded­i­ca­tion, per­se­ver­ance, mis­takes, achieve­ments, pride, en­ergy, pa­tience and joy. And that, in any­one’s lan­guage, is only some­thing that hap­pens over time when it in­volves love.

In the case of cul­tural tra­di­tion, that same love is spread across gen­er­a­tions and dy­nas­ties, care­fully handed down from fam­ily mem­ber to fam­ily mem­ber or from mas­ter to stu­dent. This edi­tion we bring you tales from around the world which ful­fil that cri­te­ria: Ja­pan, Peru, Morocco, In­done­sia and France. Although we’ll never know the lives which have gone be­fore, we couldn’t be prouder to bring their sto­ries to you.

Happy read­ing!

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