Wire Netting Utensils: Practical, Superbly Handwoven Beauty

Core Kyoto

28m 00s
Broadcast on September 2, 2021 Available until March 31, 2024

Wire netting techniques originated over 1,000 years ago in netting to repel birds and religious altar fittings and treasures, such as sutra receptacles. The intricate geometrical patterns can only be created by hand. Today the craft is mostly used in cooking utensils. Kyoto once had 30 workshops, but a handful remain in operation. Discover the world of wire netting through the efforts of a father-son team looking to keep the traditional craft alive through revolutionary advances in technology.

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