Monday, February 18, 2013
Shobei san is the last remaining Karakuri (mechanical doll) craftsmen in Japan. The mechanical dolls date back to the early 1600's when his ancestors made a mechanical doll that can deliver a cup of tea to a guest, and then return the empty cup to the server. The gearing was intricately carved wood, and the spring was made from whale whiskers. This was the first robot. See the interview on Web Magazine Japan World http://japanworld.info/
Saturday, February 16, 2013
the Japan history, culture and information magazine site: http://japanworld.info/
Once aboard the ferry on the 30 minute trip to Marugame, the reflection on the waters was amazing...