Showcasing Tokyo's Technical Treasures: Business Matching Innovator - Furukawa Taku
Small scale, specialist technical workshops, or "machikoba," have long been a lynchpin of Japanese manufacturing. But without the ability to effectively communicate their supreme skills, overseas competition and a lack of successors have seen the sector shrink in recent decades. Entrepreneur Furukawa Taku is aiming to change all that, working with a network of over 100 workshops in downtown Tokyo to refresh their old-fashioned business models and promote creative cross-sector collaborations.
Furukawa watching the work of craftsmen
Furukawa checking keyboard parts
Craftsman staining acrylic
Furukawa checking the finish of parts