Renewal is a window on how traditional cultures are being embraced and revitalized by new generations, both from within their original context — sometimes by succeeding generations — and also by devotees from different backgrounds and even other countries. Often this may lead to a contemporary remix, and new contexts. Despite the constant fear of old crafts and cultural legacies being lost, it’s deeply encouraging to see evidence of rebirth and ongoing reinterpretation.


The Machiya Machizukuri Fund