The Karakuri Doll Crafter

Broadcasters' Eye

49m 15s
Broadcast on July 2, 2022 Available until July 2, 2023

Broadcasters' Eye showcases programs by commercial and cable television broadcasters in Japan.
This installment features Goto Daishu, a master crafter of the traditional Karakuri mechanical doll. Originally a carpenter, Goto also studied the art of Noh mask making before he entered the world of Karakuri dolls in his 50s. We followed Goto over the span of a year when he was 90 years old and witnessed him draw upon techniques from multiple disciplines to create his very last masterpiece.

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