Fukui Prefecture lies on the coast of the Sea of Japan, in the central area of Japan's main island. 90% of Japan's eyeglasses are made here, along with Echizen lacquerware, which has a 1500-year history. It's also the home of Echizen washi paper, one of Japan's three major washi varieties. This is a hub for Japanese craftsmanship, and it's drawn a group of next-generation designers eager to respect tradition while adding value to new items. In Part 2, learn how tradition is leveraged to shape a creative region and join us on a design hunt in Fukui Prefecture!