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Calling for Support

If you enjoy Japan traveling and appreciate

Japanese craft and culture.  PLEASE SUPPORT 

Earthquake Disaster Relief & Craft Revitalization at Noto

NEW

Travel 

Workshop

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Travel for Good Social Cause

Urushi lacquer forest experience - December 2024

Taketombo works to bring more attention and resources to rural regions of Japan.  Whether you are making a pit-stop in our town or joining week(s)-long residency, your participation will bring new energy to aging historic craft towns outside of metropolitan vicinity.

Think before you join the crowd in Toyko and Kyoto.

We look forward to help you build the most creative and remarkable experience in Japan while you bring positive impact to Japan through your travel. 

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GOENNE ANNOUNCEMENT

An Inconvenient Reality

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at the woodshop

Our goal has always been telling stories of lesser-known but important traditional crafts and places.  

Since May 2023, lights have been off at one wood shop.  No more hammer and clangor.  We are witnessing an inconvenient reality of a 173-old family maker business having to halt production.   

We do not want to be just an onlooker.

What can we do to raise awareness and bring interests back to these important craft heritage of Japan? 

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GOENNE FEATURE

Labor of Love

Water mills have been supporting the livelihood of Yame residents for hundreds of years.  Baba Watermill is the last remaining active watermill producing cedar leave powder in the region.  Takeshi and Chieko Baba are guarding a family business, maintaining a historic asset and retaining the traditional way of production. 

INITIATIVE

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Living through 3 years of pandemic,

we built new vocabularies, we adopted different habits, we lived through isolation, we mourned, we recovered,

and most importantly we reflect on our behaviour and lifestyles.  

While Taketombo continues to prompt responsible and insightful journeys,

we also looked into sustainable consumption, and re-look at the value of handmade commodities.

What can we re-learn about Product that Lasts? 

 

What is the "Forgotten Normal"?

 

In 2020, we launched GOENNE

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7/23 - 10/31/2021

GOENNE KINTSUGI POP-UP GALLERY 

Tomoko Komatsu

Kintsugi & Urushitsugi Repairs

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Goenne Features

A Sacred place for Religious Harmony

Goenne Features

Whales in the mountain

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We named our program after a traditional propeller toy hand-made in wood or bamboo, dated as far back to Nara or Heian period (8th century).

Our goal is to empower traditional crafts and let them take flight in the 21st century.

伝統工芸を発展させていくための新しい枠組みを提供し、

それを羽ばたかせていきたい「タケトンボ」には、そんな思いが込められています。

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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Japan travel design studio
"RETHINKING OLD HOKURIKU BANK BUILDING" (1924)
READ BLOG STORY
南砺市 旧中越銀行(元北銀)井波支店ビル保存の文教交流計画
旧北陸銀行ビルを再イメージする
コロナ禍の中、創造性に委ねてリードし、進化し、打ち勝とう
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RISD initiative

WHAT IS

TAKETOMBOは、日本に拠点を置く「クラフト インキュベーション」レジデンスプログラムです。

日本の伝統工芸の真髄に触れる機会ー地元で直にその歴史を理解しながら体験できる機会ーを提供します。 ​

週末の息抜きもよし、のんびりと長期滞在もよし。参加する事自体が、この都会から離れた裏寂れた

歴史ある工芸の町興しに貢献することになります。

そろそろ東京、大阪、京都から外に目を向けてみませんか?

他では味わえないユニークな体験を日本滞在中に是非。皆さまのお越しを心よりお待ちしています。

Kelly Lamb los angeles artist designer

"I can’t speak highly enough of my experience working with Mikki and her skill and understanding as a docent and resource. For those interested in a curated, authentic, and unique experience, her skills and connections are invaluable. "

 

- Kelly Lamb, Artist-Designer from L.A.

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Before you join the crowd in Toyko and Kyoto.

Think and look beyond.  Become a responsible and social-conscious traveler.

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