12.02.2016 - 16.02.2016 — Hall: 11.0 Stand: B 50C
“Bringing beautiful Tokyo craftworks into the future”
Tokyo’s traditional crafts have been nurtured through many years.
We produced the creation of “craftworks of the future” by collaboration between craftsmen who live by tradition and designers who want to make use of tradition in the modern age.
From Japan to the world.
We hope that a new movement will be started from Tokyo.
41 items are designated as Traditional Crafts by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. These crafts flourished in the Edo period and contain the techniques and spirit nurtured throughout the ages. Not a few crafts have needed to find new ways to survive as times have changed. On the other hand, Tokyo’s culture and design have gained worldwide attention and the number of Japanese designers interested in traditional crafts has been growing every year. We aims to create new traditional craftworks by collaboration between traditional craftsmen who need product ideas that suit modern lifestyles and designers who want to apply their ideas and designs to the crafts. The craftsmen and designers have worked on product development as a team by deepening their knowledge of each other’s work.
As a result of this work, our beautiful products which will be the “traditional crafts of the future” have been completed.
We would be happy if you can feel the new possibilities contained in these traditional craftworks.
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