Kyoto craft secrets coming to Vietnam

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A poster for "Japan Handmade: Crafts & Design from Kyoto"


"Japan Handmade: Crafts & Design from Kyoto," a series of events marking Japan Vietnam Friendship Year 2013, is currently underway in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and will run through May 12.

Opening on April 24, the series of events are organized by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, Consulate General of Japan in HCMC and the Vietnam Design House.

It includes the exhibition: "Japan Handmade: Crafts and Design from Kyoto" that is currently being shown at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam in Hanoi, as well as lectures and workshops.

According to a press release from the organizer, Kyoto, Japan's former imperial capital, is worldly famous for its traditional crafts. In this series of events, the time-honored techniques of Japanese craftspeople will be revealed.

Ms. Noriko Kawakami (Journalist / Associate Director of 21_21 Design Sight) will give a lecture on "Traditional crafts and contemporary design in Japan."

Mr. Masataka Hosoo (Brand Director of Hosoo Co., Ltd.) will hold a workshop on "Kyoto's new tradition Nishijin textile & wired handicrafts" and Mr. Toru Tsuji (metal craftsman) will be conducting one entitled: "Let's make a tofu server with metal knitting."

All lectures and workshops will be held on May 7 in Hanoi and May 9 in HCMC and are being offered free to the public. However, advance registration is suggested.

To register for the lecture or workshops, please contact:

Ms. Nha (04-3944-7419 ext: 115) or Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138) of The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, located at 27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

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