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Traditional cultural expressions of the world: Japan #onevoiceforcraft

Updated: Sep 5, 2019

What are the laws for cultural fashion?


The aim of this blog posts series run by the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative is to introduce our public to some of the wonderful and precious handmade crafts produced all over the World, which are the expression of ancient traditions and traditional knowledge. In addition to that, we will complement your reading with information on the legal protection provided by the Country of origin to its traditional cultural expressions and cultural heritage.


After Vietnam, the second date with traditional craftsmanship of the World will bring our readers to a country which possesses more than 30.000 cultural properties: Japan.

And since we talk about Japan we cannot avoid talking about the most worldwide known traditional textile originating from Japan: the KIMONO.