J-SPIRIT

Fukui, Japan: Home of Zen and Traditional Craftsmanship

Aired: Mar. 25, 2021

Echizen in Fukui Prefecture is an area rich in nature with pure spring water flowing from the mountains. Located in the foot of a mountain is the Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, an active monastery where monk-trainees devote themselves to Buddhist practice. This segment features the highlights of Fukui including the temple, Echizen washi paper, knives, and lacquerware.

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Echizen, Fukui Pref.
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Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple
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Japanese Washi Paper
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Shojin Ryori (Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine)
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Crafting an Echizen Knife
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Echizen Lacquerware