Making Masterpieces out of Wood

By ggt131 (from : ) on 12月. 13, 2016

By ggt131 (from : ) on 12月. 13, 2016

The next activity was making woodcraft in Akita Art Village. The Art Village is known for taking fallen leaves, pinecones, and other items on the forest floor and turning them into masterpieces. I decided to make a sign to put back up in my laboratory, but everyone made such unique souveniers! Walking around the storefront, there were many interesting things that I spent several minutes trying to figure out how they were made. There was even an area for handcrafted ocarinas! I really wanted one (I did get to test one out though).

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