The Japanese are known worldwide for their traditional arts, and a deep appreciation for all things beautiful. They have a reputation of being sincere in their craft, honing it to perfection. Supported by the joint efforts of GMBB, Tokyo SME Support Center and Wasyo, four traditional craftsmen who have lived and breathed their art will share their knowledge and crafts on 10 November.
From a 400-year-old Edo-era dyeing technique to a 150-year-old woodblock printing method, to a fifth generation blademaker and a third generation specialist in fusuma paper – these craftsmen will be demonstrating how they bring these traditional arts and crafts into present day utilisation. The event will also feature a special collaboration between Malaysian master craftsman, Bujins of Bujins Batik and one of Japan’s living national treasures, Keisaku Aoki done live before the audience. Kanno Tenugui will be giving a Tenugui demonstration whilst Taiyo Corporation, a company that commercializes artisanal paper crafts will be giving a seminar on Washi Wallpaper. Special workshops on suminagashi painting and edo-komon dyeing techniques will be conducted on the day.
Date: 10 November
Time: 12.30PM – 7PM
Venue: GMBB, No.2, Jalan Robertson, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
12.30PM Arrival of Guests & Media
1.00PM Introduction of All Craftsmen and Speakers
1.20PM Opening Act Demo: Bujins Batik x Edo Komon
2.30PM Demo: Woodblock Print (Edo Moku Hanga)
3.00PM Demo: Paper Art (Fusuma-e Art)
3.30PM Demo: Japanese Blacksmith (Hasami Hamono)
4.00PM Demo: The Art of Tenugui
4.30PM Seminar: Washi Wallpaper
5.00PM Workshops by Edo Komon and Fusuma-e Art
Admission is free, so don’t miss out and come expand your world this coming weekend!