The exhibition “Japan handmade: Crafts and design from Kyoto” launched in Hanoi on April 24 at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, and is lasting until May 12, 2013 with its expansion to Ho Chi Minh City.
This exhibition is organized on the occasion of the celebration of the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Year 2013, under the collaboration between he Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts, Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam Design House.
Kyoto used to be Japan’s imperial capital where the craftsmanship has been famous for thousand years. Since then, craftsmen of Kyoto has been improving their techniques to even higher levels,
In this series of events, efforts by a collective of young craftspeople, all young heirs of traditional crafts in Kyoto, will be introduced through an exhibition, lectures and a workshop. During the series, Japanese craftsmen present the secret of their time honoured techniques of Japanese art and craft into contemporary new designs.
Art lovers in Hanoi may come to the exhibition right now or wait until May 7 to attend workshop lectured by Noriko Kawakami, while those who live in Ho Chi Minh City need to wait until May 9 for the first workshop.