Post by cheerypeabrain on Mar 14, 2019 18:52:48 GMT
Japan is a fascinating place...I'm a huge fan of Studio Ghibli...youngest's ex GF was a Japanaholic...so every xmas I showered her with Hello Kitty etc....we used to have a Japanese shop here in Leicester years ago, selling gifts, futons, beautiful tea sets (I had one for my 40th birthday from my sister) small Japanese toys and snacks etc. The artwork was amazing but out of my price range.
Post by mickthecactus on Mar 27, 2019 11:11:33 GMT
It was on again last night and started with carpentry. They build whole wooden houses without nails or screws. Just intricate joints. Also they pull planes and saws to cut whereas we push. My son in law who is in the building trade says Sikhs also pull rather than push.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Mar 27, 2019 20:41:17 GMT
Third part of 'Made in Japan' tonight. Three 30 minute episodes on BBC 4 showing traditional Japanese items being made...the craftsmen and women talking about their skills, the pride they have in their work and the commitment shown by their family.