New crowdfunding project from Japan mixes COVID-19 comedy with a touch of Kyoto craftsmanship

Originally published on Sora News by Katy Kelly

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Get ready to meet some art that’s simultaneously brand new and ages-old.

Let’s face it—the global COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the worst things that many of us have lived through, and that’s without even getting into the knock-on impact it’s had upon people’s livelihoods. Local artists and craftspeople have had an especially turbulent business year, as the lack of travel and general recommendations to stay socially distanced mean that fewer and fewer people are wandering through their stores and admiring their wares.

Five artists from Kyoto, Japan, have banded together to make the best of a

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