We had a visitor from Japan last week, Takihiro Mise. He had recently taken a two week class at the Wooden Boat School and now he was in visiting Garrett Conover to learn a few North Woods skills and working a few days in my shop to learn about wood and canvas canoes. Takihiro had bit of boat building experience but had never worked with canvas canoes before. He was a very good woodworker and excellent student. Wanting to get the whole "American " experience, his next stop before going home is taking in a New York Broadway play!