A New Breeze in Otaru Glassware

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on October 2, 2023 Available until October 2, 2024

The city of Otaru in Hokkaido Prefecture is famous for its glass making tradition more than a century old. Fascinated by Otaru glassware, Chen Yu-Chin moved here from her native Taiwan to train to become a glass artisan herself. After only a year, she was already an award-winning glass artist! On this episode, we follow Yu-Chin as she prepares her latest piece for an upcoming art exhibition. We also drop by a factory in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, to meet Indonesian Nursalam Hidayat, who trains as a metal caster.

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