My name is Harrelson Stanley. I lived in Japan for 12 years and apprenticed in traditional lacquering for 9 years. We have built a school in Pepperell, MA to host Japanese crafts people to teach their crafts here in Massachusetts. We have sponsored many seminars in the past eight years. We had a master hand plane maker come over and teach his craft for a week. Eleven participants came from all over the US to take part and make a plane. It was a wonderful exchange between our two cultures. Our program is growing and we have a long term mission.