In search of the incredible and the inspirational
A Vision of Future Mobility
Mazda is creating an exciting future fuelled through a shared love of cars, and the Japan Mobility Show has proved the perfect platform to highlight this new approach.
The Warm Embrace of Japanese Coffee Culture
Japanese kissatens are the epitome of omotenashi, bringing together old and young patrons over a shared love of coffee.
HEART OF HIROSHIMA
The loyal baseball fans of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp embody the community spirit of a city. Mazda Stories investigates.
The mindful art of hikaru dorodango
Mazda Stories explores the worldwide resurgence of the art of hikaru dorodango—crafting and polishing mud into a perfect sphere.
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.
A Thread of Inspiration
Practised worldwide, from global fashion designers to beginners at home, Mazda Stories explores the stylish and sophisticated technique of kumihimo.
Precision Meets Passion
Takefu Knife Village is home to a community of craftspeople who have bonded together for one common purpose: to make the best knives in the world.
Japanese Aesthetics Connect the Past and Present
Kyoto’s Ryoanji temple offers visitors an opportunity for self-reflection and to appreciate the distraction-free aesthetic of traditional Japanese architecture and design.
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.