Craftmanship

I love coming back to Japan to witness craftsmen of all things. In Japan, there are people that devote their lives to popular subjects like ramen and books, for example, or to super specific and narrow topics like Hello Kitty or Japanese wood block painting. In any field of expertise, I would posit someone in Japan has devoted their lives to mastery of that field.

I like to see how craftsmen do their work and approach their craft. I believe that the working and thinking processes are fairly consistent between all craftsmen; and if they are not consistent, picking up differences is a valuable exercise.

My passion to learn how craftsmen work is a way to be a better investor. I believe that my job is to find the new generation of craftsmen who care deeply about what they do and devoted to that process. By finding current top craftsmen, I can get a better sense of the characteristics needed to be the best of the best.