A Culture Built with Wood

5m 00s
Broadcast on March 19, 2022 Available until March 31, 2037

The Hida region in Gifu Prefecture has some of the country's most extensive broadleaf forests. Here, local artisans with sophisticated woodworking techniques are referred to as "Hida's Master Craftsmen," a title that has been respected for 1,300 years. Their skills are showcased in the floats of the Takayama Autumn Festival, ranked among the 3 most beautiful festivals in Japan. These floats are crafted using Japanese wood joinery techniques and do not use a single nail. Join us as we examine the craftsmanship that interlocks with the Hida region.

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