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RENEW / 2021, a backstage tour at craft studios appears again in the Tannan area of ​​Fukui. Enjoy workshops and talk events on local crafts


RENEW / 2021, a well-known backstage tour at local craft studios starts in Sabae City, Echizen City, and Echizen Town in Fukui Prefecture from March 11th (Friday) to 13th (Sunday) 2022. (*It was scheduled in October last year but postponed to March this year due to the spread of the COVID-19). The general information counter is at Urushi-no-Sato Kaikan in Sabae City.


The Tannan area, the venue, is a unique area where local industries such as Echizen lacquerware, Echizen Japanese traditional handmade paper, Echizen knives, Echizen chests, Echizen ware, eyeglasses, textiles pile up within a 10km distance.


Through backstage tours at local craft studios, purchasing crafts at shops, and participation in talk events and workshops enable you to deepen different viewpoints to your local community and lifestyle.


In this 7th time backstage tour, about 92 local companies such as craft studios, restaurants, and accommodations will participate from 7 production areas.

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(Comments from the editorial department of Hokuroku: I bought round glasses and a cloud-shaped flat plate that I had been looking for a year. Both were from Sabae City and Echizen City. Why don’t you take this opportunity to find crafts matching for your life? Takei, development director 


What a great event! In the coming hundred years from now, I believe that the creative people who have their studios will shoulder responsibility for the local future. Akashi, producer 


RENEW is full of workshops. You can enjoy shopping for crafts and making things such as pottery, knives, and brooches. Through the experience above, your eye on crafts must become sharp. Some workshops require a reservation. Click here for a list of workshops. Otsubo, deputy editor-in-chief)


Text and translation: Masayoshi Sakamoto

Photo: RENEW



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