Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Slate's Well Traveled

I read a lot of the editorials and articles in the online magazine Sometimes they have some fascinating reads.

In this piece, a man interviews an old Japanese man renowned for making calligraphy brushes. He sells some of the higher end brushes for over 20 thousand USD. I would've liked to meet and talk with him as well. His description reminds me of several middle aged and older men I knew during my time there. He's the last of an endangered group of craftsmen who are slowly disappearing.

Men At Work: Artisans of Old Japan

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