There is just something about japanese crafts that keeps inspiring us. The material combinations, the craftmanship, the know how and tradition, it's all part of our conception of the innate nature of japanese culture.
Here are som examples we came across lately.
An Japanese ceramic milk pot found on http://koromiko.com/
Kashiwan - Oak Bowl found on http://www.analoguelife.com/
The famous traditional Japanese Nambu Iron kettles, comes in many shapes and sizes
This one is also found on http://www.analoguelife.com/
Here is a great little video found on vimeo made by Sàneyuki Owada.It shows how some of the famous Kokeshi dolls are made.