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Updated on June 2, 2017

Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2017

Meet Japan's leading artisans at Tokyo International Forum!

Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2017 will be held in August, featuring traditional craftsmanship, which has played an important part in the development of Japan, and showcasing the wonders of cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Don't miss this opportunity to see and experience first-hand excellent craftsmanship in the fields of "i (clothing)," "shoku (food)," "ju (building)," and "kou (manufacturing)." A variety of programs will be offered for the enjoyment of all, including tourists from overseas.



From Wednesday, August 9 to Friday, August 11 (national holiday)
10 a.m.–6 p.m. *The event ends at 4 p.m. on August 11.


Tokyo International Forum, Hall E (B2 floor) and Lobby Gallery (B1 floor)
(Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


  • Displays and demonstrations will be held to introduce the skills of craftsmen, traditional crafts, and cutting-edge manufacturing technology, which are found in various parts of the country.
  • Quality items will be brought from all corners of Japan for showcase and sale.
  • There will be a wide variety of booths allowing visitors hands-on experience.

For details (PDF:340KB)

Special feature

At this event, visitors can not only observe the work of artisans but also participate in the following hands-on activities.

  • Sewing, wall plastering and papering, tile, hyogu (mounting artworks), kumiko woodwork, carving seals, mud ball, and a lot more!

※The website below is scheduled to start taking reservations for hands-on activities around July.

Kumiko woodwork

Mud ball

For details, please visit: External link )

Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2017 is part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's ALL JAPAN & TOKYO Project, in which the TMG, in cooperation with other regions of Japan, leverages the strengths of "all Japan" to raise the profile of various industries from around the country. External link ) (in Japanese)


(regarding this event)
Mr. Ono, Mr. Shimbo
Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2017 Organizing Committee
(Skills Development Section, Employment Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs)


(regarding ALL JAPAN & TOKYO Project)
Mr. Sudo, Ms. Saito
Planning and Budget Section, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Phone: 03-5320-4667

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