Japanese Art of Marquetry

Japanese Art of Marquetry

Ever wonder how the Japanese achieve such intricate patterns in their woodwork, particularly for those popular puzzle boxes you see in souvenir shops? The dedication and attention to detail will astound you. Perhaps not as common as it once was, Japanese marquetry, or "yosegi", continues to be practiced by a few skilled artisans today. The short film below captures the essence of a craftsman and his passion for detail.

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