Japan - Part I

2003

Japan - Part I
This was my second trip to japan. It was supported by the Gurli and Paul Madsen foundation and many other funds. The main goal was to visit a lot of craftsmen and to work in several Japanese companies for three months.
The first company I worked in was Hinoki Kogei in Tokyo. An amazing company with very creative people. In Tokyo I also meet with Inoue Hamonoten and was fortunate to be able to join one of his courses in tool maintenance. I was very fortunate to be able to visit Mr. Suda Kenji the famous box maker in his workshop near Tokyo.
In Shikoku i visited Sakura Kogei. They make many of the designs of George Nakashima. In Kyoto Mr. Kawagita showed me his masters workshop and many other workshops connected to the Butsudan crafts.

The first company I worked in was Hinoki Kogei in Tokyo. An amazing company with very creative people.

In Tokyo I also meet with Inoue Hamonoten and was fortunate to be able to join one of his courses in tool maintenance.
I was very fortunate to be able to visit Mr. Suda Kenji the famous box maker in his workshop near Tokyo.
In Shikoku i visited Sakura Kogei. They make many of the designs of George Nakashima.
In Kyoto Mr. Kawagita showed me his masters workshop and many other workshops connected to the Butsudan crafts.

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