Ramona Meng Xi is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. Ramona can be reached at Meng.Xi@tufts.edu.
“In a world of sameness, craft illuminates difference.” Words like “hand-made,” “unique” and “unpretentious” illuminate the spirit of “Kogei,” a Japanese term that does not have a clear-cut meaning but embodies the long-rooted culture of craftsmanship. In contrast of Kogei, “Kogyo” has a strict definition of industry, representing artificiality, repetition and mass production. The vaguely defined word Kogei indeed […]