KYUSHU, ANCESTRAL JAPAN
The "masters" island
Traveling in contemporary Japan means facing a permanent split experience between modernity and tradition.
Kyushu, the westernmost of Japan main islands, is a volcanic land where all the inhabitants - artisans, fishermen, farmers or artists - associate a spiritual quest to their daily activities which they wish to protect, preserve and bequeath.
Often consider "Masters" in their fields, we meet Muriyama Tarao, an expert in the tincture of indigo, the Soekyu family, and its very fine ceramics, or Hiro Kumamoto, a squid fisherman. They become our guides in the discovery of an ancestral Japan.