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People of Great Skills

Gunma boasts many people of great skills in various fields including nature, folk culture, living and entertainment.
Surrounded by mountains and abundant nature, there are nature guides, mountain guides and experts of hunting and mountain vegetables, as well as experts in exploring historical sites and kite flying. Be sure to check out the Gunma's website to enjoy Gunma to the fullest.
Also, the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare makes honorable recognition of those with great skills and leading experts on that certain field by awarding the Contemporary Master Craftsman. Since its establishment in 1967, it aims to improve the status of skill persons and the skill level and to present goals for those active in the world of craftsmen and young fellows, giving them dreams and hope.
In addition, Gunma Prefecture itself recognizes the great contributions of those who are active in various fields of traditional crafts and other manufacturing industries. In the effort, over 100 people have been awarded for their contributions and it sets an example for experts in various fields including wood crafters, sheet metal crafters and tailors.