Craftland Japan - Book
This book, Craftland Japan, profiles twenty-five, Japanese artisans, in their studios who exemplify the beauty and talent of the Japanese craftsperson.
It's published by Thames and Hudson and written by Uwe Rottgen and Katharina Zettl.
It's a heavy 850-gram photographic excursion and discussion with artisans who cover the length and breadth of the country. It's not quite the same as visiting in person, but with incredible images and detailed descriptions, it's the next best thing.