After the devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan the potter craft-community suffered tremendous damage that destroyed many historic noborigama kilns and shattered thousands of ceramics. The craft lifestyle, already threatened in the machine-age, faced near destruction from the ensuing earthquake. With the potters abilities to practice and have a livelihood in peril, the potters had but one choice, to come together to help rebuild their craft lifestyle. Akio Nukaga, one such potter in Kasama, Japan spearheads the Save Kasama Potters movement to bring potters together to rebuild and rejuvenate Kasama and its rich ceramic-making heritage.
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TRT: 25 minutes
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