Listen to “Japan’s Gorgeous, Precarious Fishing Poles”
This podcast is an audio recording of our story, Japan’s Gorgeous, Precarious Fishing Poles
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?