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Our National Treasures: The Story This Far

Back in 1977 it was what everybody thought the Folk Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts ought to do. The pictures of Japanese pots and painted screens and silks were so lovely, and the glimpses of the great Japanese craftsworkers we got on video were so inspiring. And such a compelling name—the Japanese Living National Treasures—what a marvelous idea!

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