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Wood stamp-making with Duc Tri And Minh Thien
Where: Hanoi, Vietnam
Why: The brothers, fourth generation wood stamp makers, mastered their art under the tutelage of their grandfather
Plus: You’ll help keep a dying trade alive
Japanese calligraphy with Chikako
Where: Kyoto, Japan
Why: Also known by her artist name of Kasho, Sensei Chikako comes from a family of calligraphers and has spent years honing her own style
Plus: Her home studio is located near the enchanting Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
Karakami printmaking with Takuma and Aiko
Where: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Why: The couple gives this traditional decorative paper art a contemporary twist
Plus: How adorable is this family?
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This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of Smile magazine.