By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two exhibitions at São Paulo’s Japan House will try to show viewers both a Japan firmly based on tradition and another Japan of new technology and wonder.

Combining contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship, the JAPAN 47 ARTESÃOS exhibit shows the work of forty-seven artists, most of them in their thirties and forties, using traditional millenary techniques to create utilitarian objects used on a daily basis in today’s Japan.

One artisan was chosen from each of the 47 districts in the country.

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