- Art de Vivre
- September 15-22, 2018 November 9-12, 17-24, 2018 February 5-16, 20-24, 2019
1. Tewaza – Artisan Expertise of the Highest Order
In coordination with the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries (“DENSAN”), several products will be selected from among the production of traditional Japanese crafts (chosen by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, in accordance with the law for the promotion of industries of traditional crafts). The technical and artistic mastery inherent in these objects, as well as their usability and beauty, will be presented and explained to the public in detail. For one week, exhibitions of handicrafts, demonstrations and explanations by master artisans will be organized, as well as introductory workshops and points of sale. One of the week’s objectives will be to present the Japanese perspective of how products and utensils are manufactured and used. The emotions contained within these everyday objects will also be presented, along with the Japanese way of life.
September 15-22, 2018
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, ESPACE DENSAN (Maison WA)
The Japan Foundation, the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
2. The Space of Japanese Harmony Created by Wood
Japan is invited as the guest of honor at the Salon Résonance[s] 2018 in Strasbourg, the European exhibition of applied art organized by the Crafts Federation of Alsace. This year’s theme is wood, a material that has always been very close to Japanese, synonymous with not only the enrichment of life and society, but also of health. Beautiful objects hand crafted from wood, a fusion of traditional savoir-faire and contemporary design, will be presented in a warm environment enhanced by wood furniture and joinery. Demonstrations by artisans arealso planned.
November 9-12, 17-24, 2018
Salon Résonance[s] (Strasbourg), ESPACE DENSAN (Maison WA)
The Japan Foundation, the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries, Japan Wood-Products Export Association
3. Synergies Between Tradition and Modernity: Japan’s Local Crafts at the Forefront of Innovation
During this event co-organized with the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, Paris Office (CLAIR, Paris), the beautiful crafts of Japan’s diverse regions will be in the spotlight. From traditional crafts to contemporary products, current everyday utensils and decorative objects and toys, many handicrafts that are the pride of their region will be presented through exhibitions, artisan demonstrations, conferences, workshops, projections and more. Exhibitors will be selected by Japanese prefectures. Paris and Nantes will be the venues for the events.
February 5-16, 20-24, 2019
ESPACE DENSAN (Maison WA), Cosmopolis (Nantes)
The Japan Foundation, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)
Aomori Prefecture,Iwate Prefecture,Tsuruoka City（Yamagata Prefecture）,Tomioka City（Gunma Prefecture）, Tokorozawa City（Saitama Prefecture）,Niigata City（Niigata Prefecture）,Toyama Prefecture, Takaoka City（Toyama Prefecture）,Fukui City（Fukui Prefecture）, Fujiyoshida City（Yamanashi Prefecture）,Gifu Prefecture,Tahara City（Aichi Prefecture）, Osaka Prefecture,Nara Prefecture,Maniwa City（Okayama Prefecture）,Kagawa Prefecture,Kumamoto City（Kumamoto Prefecture）
Aomori Prefecture,Iwate Prefecture,Tomioka City（Gunma Prefecture）,Niigata City（Niigata Prefecture）,Toyama Prefecture, Takaoka City（Toyama Prefecture）,Fujiyoshida City（Yamanashi Prefecture）,Gifu Prefecture
Aomori Prefecture,Iwate Prefecture,Tomioka City（Gunma Prefecture）,Niigata City（Niigata Prefecture）,Toyama Prefecture