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Friday, January 21 2022 - 19:00
TAKUMI ROAD Promotional Activities Executive Committee Opens Website, Uploads Video to Show Master Craftsmen’s World along TAKUMI ROAD
TSUBAME, Japan, Jan. 21, 2022 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

The TAKUMI ROAD promotional activities executive committee opened a website and 
uploaded a video on January 21 to introduce towns along the TAKUMI ROAD, where 
traditional Japanese craftsmanship has taken root.

Through the website and the video, viewers can take a virtual trip to Tsubame 
and Sanjo in Niigata Prefecture, Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture and Echizen in 
Fukui Prefecture. Viewers can see workshops where master craftsmen produce 
high-quality, artistic goods that are worth cherishing for life, such as 
kitchen knives made by using the technique of producing traditional Japanese 
swords as well as tea ceremony utensils each of which is produced by processing 
a single copper plate.

Travel to "TAKUMI ROAD" -- Japan's master craftsmen's Road -- Hokuriku/ 
Tsubame, Sanjo, Takaoka, Echizen


The TAKUMI ROAD is attracting attention in Japan as a new travel route that 
shows how Japanese craftsmanship has been nurtured. TAKUMI means master 
craftsmen who have excellent skills. Such craftsmen are working at their 
workshops situated along a route that extends from Niigata Prefecture to Toyama 
and Fukui prefectures in the Hokuriku region along the Sea of Japan coast of 
Honshu (main island).

This route connecting historical towns, where master craftsmen and others have 
nurtured their own culture and traditional industries, is known as the TAKUMI 

The committee hopes many people will take a virtual trip along the TAKUMI ROAD 
to enjoy beautiful scenery and unique culture as well as these masters' 

Website on travel report
Traveling the TAKUMI Road: A Journey through 4 Cities with the Master Artisans 
of Japan
Part1. Tsubame and Sanjo in Niigata Prefecture

Part2. Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture /Echizen in Fukui Prefecture


Source: TAKUMI ROAD promotional activities executive committee