Expert Craft Skills

Japanology Plus

28m 00s
Broadcast on September 15, 2020 Available until March 31, 2023

*First broadcast on September 15, 2020.
Throughout Japanese history, expert craft skills requiring dexterity and judgment have enhanced everyday life. These skills are often applied by anonymous local artisans, who have inherited them from generations past. This time on Japanology Plus, we take a close look at expert craft skills, and the value they hold. Our main guest is Fukasawa Naoto, a renowned product designer who is also the director of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum. He talks about his philosophy of simplicity in design.

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