Will Japan get a National Center for Traditional Craft Techniques? There is discussion surrounding the idea that many technical aspects of traditional Japanese crafts have relevance to modern technologies and their potential applications in solving modern problems may be lost.
“The noses of rockets used in the space shuttle program, which are made from a titanium alloy, are shaped using the Japanese shibori technique (which involves hammering a shape on an anvil),” he said. “Conventional steel-casting techniques were incapable of producing a metal that was strong enough.”
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