Meet the local craftspeople who are drawn to the remote natural environment of Yakushima. Residing on the emerald island, these creatives have positioned themselves and their works close to the forests and the sea.
Visit pottery studios for souvenirs made from shells and rocks sourced from the shore. Get acquainted with the wood artisans who use cedar trees that have fallen to revive them into high-end Yakusugi ornaments.
Sit down to a chat to get to know the struggles and success stories of the artists in their fight to keep their art alive.