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Over the years I've heard stories about traditional Japanese crafts disappearing because the younger generations aren't interested in learning. So, the old master craftsmen have no students, and when they pass their skills and knowledge is lost with them. Is there a listing anywhere "endangered" crafts?
It's probably a total pipe dream, but if I were to try and pursue something like this, I might talk to the guy here: http://www.kanazashi-woodcraft.com/. He's in Hakone, which is an area I'd very much like to buy a house in (there's two in that area I'm currently watching and dreaming about buying). Of course, to even attempt some kind of apprenticeship, I'd also have to have a pretty high level of Japanese...
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I've seen that parquet work for sale when we visited Hakone, it looks pretty amazing. Would certainly be an interesting skill to learn.
Oh, this school in Beppo teaches bamboo weaving: https://www.city.beppu.oita.jp/06sisetu ... zaiku.html