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 + Demonstration
Date & Time: 11th May 2013, 10am
Venue: National Textile Museum
Admission: Free

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

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.

Kana-ami (Wired Handicrafts) Workshop
Conductor: Mr. Toru Tsuji
Date & Time: 11th May (11:30am & 3:00pm), 12th May (11am)
Venue: National Textile Museum
Admission: RM20 (Max 8 persons per session ONLY)
*Registration for the workshop ? The workshop is limited to participants whose age 18 and above. Please call National Textile Museum at 03-2694 3461/ 03-2694 3457 (En. Mohd Syahrul or Puan Nor Asma, Monday till Friday from 8.30 am till 5.30pm)

Duration: 10th May ? 26th May (9am to 6pm)
Venue: National Textile Museum
Admission: Free

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