Rekindling a Passion for Pottery
[On-Site Report]
After being forced to leave from his hometown following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a pottery kiln owner struggled to keep his 300-year-old craft alive. By teaming up with his business-savvy son, the duo is now using modern technology and marketing techniques to create products with international appeal.

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On-Site Report

Artisan Matsunaga Kazuo applies the finishing touches to a piece of pottery as his son Takeshi looks on
New products featuring modern designs are helping Matsunaga's kiln find a broader customer base

Global Trends

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The rebound from the pandemic has fueled demand for workers and created a severe labor shortage