JFKL May 2013

Japan Handmade- Design from Kyoto

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur will be inviting 3 specialists from Kyoto, who are undertaking a new initiative of refreshing generations-old Japanese crafts techniques, and taking them to a new level.

■ Lecture “Traditional Craft and Contemporary Design in Japan” Design journalist, Ms.Noriko Kawakami, will talk on the interface between Japanese traditional crafts and contemporary design.

■ Lecture & Demonstration “Kyoto’s New Tradition – Nishijin Textile & Wired Handicrafts” Mr. Masataka Hosoo, of HOSOO, a Kyoto-based textile company, will talk on the development of a new textile using

the traditional technique of Nishijin brocade. Mr. Toru Tsuji will introduce his efforts to revive and newly launch wired handicrafts, which once declined in Kyoto, followed by a demonstration.

■ Wired Handicrafts Workshop by Mr. Toru Tsuji Workshop for weaving wired handicraft in a small group. Please check the updates for the application procedure if you are interested!

■ Exhibition “Japan Handmade” A special exhibition will be held in conjunction with the program to showcase this new movement in Kyoto.

Date: 10th – 25th May 2013
Venue: National Textile Museum

Lecture+Demonstration & Workshop
Date: 11th – 12th May 2013
Venue: National Textile Museum

Please log on to www.jfkl.org.my for more information