Takumi – a 60,000-hour story on the survival of human craft

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Takumi is a Japanese word meaning “artisan”. It is also a masculine Japanese given name or surname using various kanji characters. But in this documentary, we take a look at the world of Takumi, the highest level of artisan in Japan.

These skilled people play a role in delivering the luxury quality in Lexus vehicles. It takes more than 10,000 hours of study for the average person to become an expert in their subject. But in Japan, you cannot consider yourself an expert until you spend more than 60,000 hours refining your skills.

For purpose, that is eight hours per day, 250 days a year for 30 years. And after that, you achieve the level of Takumi. This video follows four Japanese artisans dedicating their lives to their crafts. One of them is an automotive master craftsman.

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