Itami Jewellery SchoolRui took Luke and I to meet the students at the school at the Itami arts and crafts museum (Rui had recently completed her studies there). The charismatic ‘Juicy’ Jurio was teaching them casting on this day. He then took us to lunch at a local restaurant. The Museum of Arts and Crafts ITAMI is located in a beautifully restored Sake factory and merchants house. Tsubo Sensei outside her studio


Fumiko Tsubo, outside her studio with Rui and Luke. We had tea in her jewellery workshop, where she also teachers,  before heading off to Itami.