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Creative Edo

The Past Meets the Future

Aired: March 30, 2021 (UTC)


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Tokyo is one of the world’s most modern cities. But it is also home to thousands of artisans who practice traditions that date back centuries, to when the city was known as Edo. Many of these ancient art forms are threatened by changing tastes and a lack of young people willing to take them up. But some forward-looking creators are finding ways to overcome such obstacles to ensure that these precious examples of Japanese culture remain alive and vibrant for generations to come.

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