Inami Wood Carver Komei Tanaka: The Significance of Offering Wood Carving Experiences
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Komei Tanaka runs Studio Tomoru located in Inami. As a wood carver, he makes seasonal dolls for festivals as well as original dolls with unique appearances. He also participates in workshops held at a lodging facility called Bed and Craft where visitors can apprentice to artists like himself and carve wooden spoons.
In this interview, he talks about the charms of Inami wood carvings, his interactions with visitors from abroad who participated in the workshops, and more.