There are many "Treasured Creations" made by exceptional artisans in Japan. This program portrays artisans who make traditional crafts, artistic or industrial products or luxury items. They use what the local climate offers them to create lifestyle products. Our camera will follow them to capture the process of how "Treasured Creations" are made.
The history of Kyoto Wire Weaving goes back more than 1,000 years. Used as kitchen utensils in Kyoto cuisine, these tools have been cherished by chefs and people in the city through the generations. Kana-ami weaver Kenichi Tsuji and his son, Toru keep the wisdom and experience of the past alive. Their goal is to produce handmade tools fit into contemporary lifestyles.