2015-10-15 An Apprentice Boat Builder In Japan

Thursday, October 15th - 7:00pm
Lawrence Memorial Library

When people think about Japan, they often think of manga and anime, busy urban centers, and an economy based on innovations in electronics.  People may not know of a "second Japan," with a rich history of traditional arts and crafts, many of which are fast diappearing as modernization has broken down the apprentice system.  Since 1996, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with four boat builders in Japan, building five types of Japanese boats.  In this slide talk, he shares his experiences with these traditional crafts.

Free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities.

A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by One World Library Project.

Under grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the Vermont Humanities Council.