Gift market by local Japanese artists
Kyoko Kimono / haruka matsuo / ShinkaQ
MONO JAPAN online shop
JCE sample sale
From 14 until 30 November 2019, we’ll be holding a special pop-up gift market every Thursday to Saturday at the showroom of the Japan Cultural Exchange (JCE) in the heart of Amsterdam. You are welcome to find special gifts for the December holidays, for friends and family and also for yourself!
JCE has invited local Japanese artists: Kyoko Kimono, haruka matsuo, and ShinkaQ to sell their special handmade items at the showroom.
There will also be selected items from the MONO JAPAN online shop: I rose, Mature ha., KYOTOTO, and more popular products! There will also be new items that are not yet for sale online! You will find stationery, fashion, lifestyle, and tableware items… don’t miss this rare opportunity to check them out at the market!
The JCE showroom in Amsterdam will be closed at the end of November. JCE has been located above ‘t Japanse Winkeltje since 2015 and organizes many cultural activities there. JCE will also occasionally organize cultural events in different locations, so keep in touch with us!
Opening dates & times:
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 November from 12:00 till 18:00
Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 November from 12:00 till 18:00
Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 November from 12:00 till 18:00
Location: Japan Cultural Exchange, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1, Amsterdam (above ‘t Japanse Winkeltje)
Participating brands of local Japanese artists:
Kyoko Kimono / Silk Accessories such as Headbands, Scrunchies, Sash and Snood
Kyoko Kimono products are handmade from classic Japanese obi and kimono, which the artist herself collects throughout Japan. A precious silk kimono is traditionally kept in use for many years, by repairing or rebuilding it until it is totally worn out. This is called the “Mottainai” spirit. After carefully disassembling the original kimono and obi she recreates them into jewel-like silk accessories, embodying both the traditional spirit and contemporary forms. All of the original fabric is utilized, even the lining, so there is virtually no waste in her reconstruction process.
haruka matsuo / Japanese teapot set for green tea
ShinkaQ / Earring (Jewelry )
For this collection, Designer Q Hisashi Shibata focuses on transforming charms from ceramic into simple geometric jewelry. The colors of the glaze are beautifully balanced on the triangular and hexagon-shaped earrings. “Shinka” means evolution (進化) and true value (真価) in Japanese. Today, digitally designed products dominate the market. ShinkaQ questions this trend and designs the jewelry with his bare hands to awaken a new evolution of true value.