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Kyoto Craft Session in Amsterdam

oktober 24 @ 12:00 pm - oktober 31 @ 6:00 pm


Bringing Kyoto’s traditional crafts to the present day for all to enjoy, Kyoto Craft Session is the first Kyoto-based event in Amsterdam.
As Japan’s capital over the longest period of time and home to former emperors, Kyoto has a unique history and refined culture that is characteristic of Japan.
Many traditional Japanese crafts were cultivated here by highly skilled artisans and were used for anything from providing food, clothing & shelter for former emperors and nobles, to the arts.

“Simplicity”, “harmony with nature”, “profoundness”, and the “power of imagination” are all concepts and sensitivities sought after in Japanese arts and entertainment. These ideologies are unique to Japan, and are strongly linked with Buddhism — particularly Zen Buddhism — as well as traditions such as the tea ceremony.
We have adapted these historic techniques from a diverse range of Kyoto crafts for modern use, and will bring them to you at the space near Dam Square. We will have an exhibition displaying these delicate and gorgeous crafts and products from Kyoto, many of which have never been seen before in the Netherlands. It will also be possible to purchase items at the event (cash only).

Opening reception: 23 October (fri), 18:00 – 20:00

There will be food and drink and nice chatting with Kyoto creators and beautiful Kyoto products! Free entrance, but please make the reservation for your entry!
Place: Japan Cultural Exchange (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1, above ‘t Japanse Winkeltje)

Kyoto Craft Session -Show room & pop up shop-

Date: 24th (sat) – 31st (sat) October 2015
Opening date & time: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 18:00
Place: Japan Cultural Exchange
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1
(above ‘t Japanse Winkeltje)

Makers from Japan:
ShowenKumihimo (SilkBraids)
Takezasado (Wood Block Printing)
Kaji Kinran (gold brocade)
RDF (Up Cycle Products)
3JO (Canvas and Leather crafts)
MitsuyaHonpo (Japanese confectionery)
SashimonokaguTalkahashi (Japanese fine woodwork)


The exhibition introduces you unique products, which have been made out of appreciation for the beauty and excellence of Japanese traditional crafts, rearranged in modern needs and lifestyle. The craftsmen, product planners, designers respectfully work in close
cooperation with each other to create new, quality products making the best use of the long-established techniques and promote them to the world. This whole project is named “Craft Session Movement” as it is just like a jam session.

Special website of “Kyoto Craft Session” (ENG)


oktober 24 @ 12:00 pm
oktober 31 @ 6:00 pm
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Japan Cultural Exchange


‘t Japan Cultureel Centrum
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-2
Amsterdam, 1012 RK Netherlands
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