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TAKETOMBO is a "Craft Incubation" travel program based in Japan.
We instigate social innovation activation and
provide access to authentic Japanese craft experience from its origin or historic source.
A NEW SOCIAL INITIATIVE - SPRING 2020
RISD Japan travel design studio
"RETHINKING OLD HOKURIKU BANK BUILDING" (1924)
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.
Whether you are making a pit-stop in our town or joining week(s)-long residency, your participation will bring new energy and revitalize aging historic craft towns outside of metropolitan vicinity.
Ready for more beyond Toyko, Osaka and Kyoto?
We look forward to your staying with us for the most creative and remarkable experience in Japan.
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