"I can't ask a craftsperson to make something cheaply, or to produce 1,000 items. I have to find 10 artisans to each create 100 quality items," says Jun Nakagawa, president of the crafts-revitalization business Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten. "That's what makes it tricky." Nakagawa, seated in ...
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The Documentary Dream Show has gotten a taste of reality — reality television to be more precise. This year's film festival, which screens Japanese and overseas documentaries, launched a popular vote campaign to choose an old film from the Yamagata Documentary Film Library to get ...