In search of the incredible and the inspirational
Building Hiroshima’s Bright Future
How Tetsuya Matsuda, CEO of Hiroshima Mazda, transformed Orizuru Tower into one of Hiroshima’s most meaningful structures
The Timeless Beauty of Urushi, Japanese Lacquerware
Urushi art has been elevated from a traditional Japanese craft into a highbrow art form that’s celebrated for its use of natural, long-lasting resources.
Ikebana: Natural Harmony
Texture, colour and space: Japanese flower arranging and Mazda interior design have more in common than you might imagine.
Do you know the origin of the name Mazda? Ever heard the phrase “jinba ittai” and wondered what it means or how to pronounce it? Read Mazda Stories definitive guide to Mazda’s Japanese terminology.
2022 Mazda CX-5: Meet the makers
Mazda Stories meets the talented team tasked with updating the bestselling Mazda CX-5 SUV.
Hiroshima: city of craftsmanship
Why Hiroshima, Mazda’s home town, is a master crafter’s heaven.
Mottainai: Japan’s eco-friendly philosophy
Mazda embraces the Japanese environmental philosophy of Mottainai… will you too?
An interview with artist Rei Naito
Mazda Stories interviews renowned Japanese artist Rei Naito about her acclaimed career, and discusses her 2010 installation piece Matrix, located on the island of Teshima.
Tomiko Takeuchi: Program Manager of the all-electric MX-30
An interview with Tomiko Takeuchi, Mazda’s first female test driver and the program manager of the first all-electric Mazda MX-30.
100 Years of achievment
Mazda Stories celebrates its centenary year exploring a century of innovation.
Master of Metal
For Takumi Master Yutaka Kawano, building beautiful metal sculptures isn’t just about art, but also about influencing Mazda’s vehicles of tomorrow.
The Legend of the Paper Crane
Mazda Stories explores the ancient art of origami and how it’s believed to have miraculous powers…
Mazda and calligraphy: The power of the brush
Discover how the ancient Japanese art of calligraphy informs Mazda’s designs.
Soul of motion: Surf craftsmanship and the CX-5
Rhea Cortado takes a Mazda CX-5 to discover what the Californian surf community has in common with Mazda.
Rewilding with the Mazda CX-30
Watch a film and read about one of the most successful animal rewilding organizations in Canada.
Nature’s clinic: forest bathing
Discover the Japanese meditative practice of Shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing.
An interview with furniture maker Kate Duncan
Award-winning Canadian designer-maker Kate Duncan talks about her craft and her passion for Japanese tools.
Design with a human touch
Discover Mazda’s pioneering concept of Kansei engineering, which shaped the development of the original MX-5.