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Listen to “Japan’s Gorgeous, Precarious Fishing Poles”

Written by Yukari Iwatani Kane
Narrated by Nancy LeBrun

Japanese master craftsmen can command up to $100,000 for turning bamboo into a fishing pole. Yet, this time-honored craft is at the brink of extinction — and it’s not the only one. How could this happen in a country that, for centuries, has served as a model of handmade perfection?

Written by Yukari Iwatani Kane

Introduction by Anh Oppenheimer

Narrated by Nancy LeBrun

Produced by Larry Rosen

Music by Mike Snowden

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