At the invitation of traditional craftsman Nao Yamamoto, we went fishing at Lake Hyuga in Fukui Prefecture. Although it is called a lake, it is a brackish body of water located on the seaward side of the Mikata Five Lakes. The target is blue fish such as yellowtail and amberjack. Normally, when it comes to fishing ponds, people tend to get obsessed with how much they can catch within a time limit, but Yamamoto and his group are different. Using a long rod without a reel called a Nobe-ko, they have a one-on-one battle with a big fish. There is...
Mr. Yu Kurosaki, the master of Kurosaki Uchihamono, and his students Taishi Rokkamura and Daiki Mukai came to visit us.
They came all the way from Fukui, and in addition to visiting our showroom, they also spent two days in Kure City and Hiroshima City.
Our representative will attend sightseeing spots in Kure, the Yugure cruise, Hiroshima Peace Park, etc. It seems that all three of them enjoyed the gourmet food and sightseeing of Kure and Hiroshima.
[Informing customers from Hungary]
Over the course of two days, I guided Hungarian business partners to Echizen.
Although it was not possible to make it happen due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was very happy that his two-year-old dream had come true.
``Many of the artisans in Echizen are famous overseas.It's impossible for such legendary people to come and talk to me normally,'' he said, crying with emotion.
I am filled with gratitude to the craftsmen, especially Yu Kurosaki and Yoshimi Kato, who took me through everything from the workshop to showing me around the city. President Ferenczi and Mr. Peter were also very impressed.
They left Japan vowing to meet again in Hungary next year.