Honing your craft

Continuing the theme of innovation and business ideas, here’s a clip from a 1985 documentary film about Japanese plastic food craftsmen. Fascinating to watch. And they’re so quiet when they work.

(via Open Culture)

The Open Culture post compares the craft of making faux food to the craft of movie directing (or at least to one famous Japanese movie director). It’s an interesting analogy, and will remind you of the word “honing” which came up in the article we read and discussed last week (talking of honing a presentation until it’s perfect).

“Both approach their chosen pursuit as a craft to be regularly and methodically honed and practiced. Both dedicate their lives to ostensibly humble but subtly astonishing products…”

Here’s more about fake food from Tofugu.


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