Carpentry seminars help bring men out of isolation

Mar 12, 2013

Carpentry seminars help bring men out of isolation

by Mizuho Aoki

One snowy Sunday morning in late February, elderly men were awkwardly driving nails into half-finished furniture under the instruction of skilled carpenters at a factory in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. They were taking part in the Otoko no Mokko (Woodwork for Men) workshop launched Jan. ...