Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders in Japan since 1996, building over a dozen types of traditional boats. In this visual lecture, he'll share his experiences with traditional crafts drawn from twenty-two trips to Japan since 1990.
During his time there, he's witnessed a rich history of traditional arts and crafts, many of which are fast disappearing. Douglas will also talk about the nature of craft education in Japan - a system that produces craftspeople with incomparable skills, yet it requires an intense devotion and seriousness from participants.
This lecture is free to attend.see his website.