Chests & Cabinets

Japanology Plus

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 11, 2021 Available until March 31, 2024

*First broadcast on November 11, 2021.
Traditionally, wooden chests and cabinets are built and maintained by master artisans, using time-honored techniques and materials. Items are often passed down through multiple generations of a family, as heirlooms. Our main guest, antique shop owner Yamamoto Akihiro, introduces several unusual examples, and talks about how traditional furniture fits into the lives of young, modern Japanese.

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