Fukui - The Strength to Succeed
We set off under the bright summer sun to the coast of Fukui Prefecture. After a night with a fishing family, it's out before dawn on their boat to help with the day's catch, served up later for breakfast. Then to Echizen, center of traditional crafts, trying our hand at a unique method of decorating washi paper before meeting a master knifemaker, famous worldwide for his blades. Finally, we ride with a high school cycling team, youthful examples of the Fukui spirit of developing inner strength as the way to success.
Helping to haul in the catch
Trying his hand at traditional paper making
Echizen chef knives have fans worldwide
Tomorrow's champions? A high school cycle team