Kintsugi workshop

JCE will be organizing another Kintsugi workshop in July. This will be the third time that the lacquer master Mio-san will come all the way from Kyoto to give the workshop. Japanese people who appreciate tableware and their mealtime are accustomed to using the same tableware as long as possible by repairing it with lacquer … Meer lezen

Looking back at MONO JAPAN

The people I have met and the things I have experienced are only because I worked at a Japanese modern art and craft fair in the Netherlands. Looking back at MONO JAPAN 2018, working with people who have various backgrounds was the biggest plus for me. While we were preparing for MONO JAPAN and during … Meer lezen

Super T-market × Japan market

Super T market   Hi, everyone, On December 5th, in Amsterdam, there was an event called Super T market held by a Japanese pianist and artist, Tomoko Mukaiyama. Super T market is a mixed event of piano concert of Tomoko and Japan market, where a lot of Japanese exhibitions such as Sushi, Japanese sake, and … Meer lezen

Japanese students’ Study Tour in Holland

1.Youth journeys from Japan On August, 2017, 8 elementary and middle school students from Higashi Sonogi in Nagasaki visited Leiden in The Netherlands. Higashi Sonogi is an area in Nagasaki prefecture which prospered along Nagasaki Street in the Edo era. Siebold, who is a German and visited Japan at that time as a surgeon of … Meer lezen

New life and New work in a New country

Hello! My name is Jo Wakebe. I started working in JCE from today as an intern. I’m an exchange student and I’m going to stay in the Netherlands for a year.   Today, I was given an introduction about what I’ll work on here.   I’ll work on a lot more various things than I … Meer lezen

JCE intern’s blog: Potteries

Goeddemiddag! I already came back to Japan but still, have something which I’d like to write in this article, please bear with me. Today’s theme is “Pottery”. During these months, I met some interesting potteries, I’d like to sum up my interest and impressions in this article. I went to Delft, in the Netherlands, Boleslaviec, … Meer lezen

MONO JAPAN 2017- Japanese Craft & Design –

Last February we Japan Cultural Exchange hold MONO JAPAN for the first time, which was to convey the background of Japan’s current product and Japanese manufacturing. And guess what, we’re going to make a comeback with even more vigour in February 2017! 26 exhibitors will come to Amsterdam, and 24 of them are from Japan. It’s … Meer lezen

Tomoko’s 2016 in the Netherlands

Hello, I’m Tomoko. It’s already 4 month since I came here, it was very short but very long time for me. I want to look back for my life or discoveries. I spent these days working as an intern at Schiphol airport as my school project, and also working at JCE on weekend, and every … Meer lezen

Lezing van Unagino-Nedoko

Gisteren waren CEO van Unagino-Nedoko, Takahiro Shiramizu en tolk/collega Rei Watanabe bij DutchCulture voor een lezing over de organisatie en met wat voor projecten ze bezig zijn geweest. Ikzelf had ze gisterochtend pas voor het eerst leren kennen en kort gesproken dus ik wist er nog vrij weinig over, maar gelukkig gaven ze diezelfde dag … Meer lezen