by Taro Mizoguchi

Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region is seeing a revival in traditional techniques and products that are more eco-friendly and “warm” than the machines that were replacing them.

Some of the skills and goods have grown in popularity among foreign consumers, paving the way for expansion to overseas markets…

Reblogged from The Asahi Shimbun

Image courtesy of The Asahi Shimbun/Taro Mizoguchi