Meet Craftsmen and Artisans in Rural Japan

Meet artists and craftsmen who have devoted their lives to preserving Japanese culture. 

Make your way to the legendary countryside, tucked away in the west of Japan. Together with your personal guide, you will journey deep into an artisanal world of pottery, washi paper, knife, and sword crafting. 

Depending on your interest, you can interact with skilled makers, participate in workshops, or visit galleries and studios. 

From the local creators, hear stories of how they found their callings. Experience the history that has swept through the region, and discover the dreams these artisans have for the future of their crafts.

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