Life of the Mountain
Artisan Takezawa Mutsumi's workshop lies at the foot of a mountain west of Tokyo. She makes pieces using leather from animals culled as pests, hides usually thrown away, but she gives them new life.
Handicraft artisan Takezawa Mutsumi gathers fuel for her stove
She collects the hides of animals culled as pests from local hunters
Sewing leather vegetable-dyed with a leaf pattern
A finished drawstring bag