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| Pottery , Ishikawa

The clip is from Kutani Choemon, a Japanese ceramic studio that was founded in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1879. Their pieces, all carefully handmade and hand-painted by traditional craftsmen, are often exhibited at contemporary art galleries and museums, and are so admired they’ve even received awards from the Emperor.

To see the skill that goes into one of their hand-painted works, take a look at the beautiful video above. From the thinnest of brushes and the most delicate, precise strokes to the thick, ink-heavy filling-in work, this clip will calm you and have you holding your breath at the very same time!

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