About the Book
Moving towards the end of the journey, Garland ventures East. We learn from Japan the value of “living craft” and the experience economy in Kyoto. From Sydney, there are stories of a “safe harbour” where those seeking a second chance can recover their lost culture. In China, the “ancient now” theme reflected an epochal revival of traditional crafts, with a special focus on lacquer. And from the furthest corner, in Central Asia we discover how the silk road is thriving today in the exchange of crafts skills.