Loss of Craftsmen in Japan too

8 January 2007

Here is an article in Washington Post about the decline of their “craft market”, Twilight for the Kimono Weavers.
A gentleman in the article brings up the sin of preciousness. I wonder if this is not a sin that we have overindulged in too. Do we make objects that are more fit for museums than comtempory life style, just as a Yamaguchi kimono has.

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