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June 26, 2018
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2018
Meet Japan’s leading artisans at Tokyo International Forum!

Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2018 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 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 8 to Friday, August 10
10 a.m.-6 p.m. *The event ends at 5 p.m. on August 10.


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.
Photograph of last year’s event
Last year’s event

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 art, karakuri-byobu folding screen, kumiko woodwork, carving seals, mud ball, and a lot more!
Photograph of kumiko woodwork Photograph of a mud ball
Kumiko woodwork Mud ball

*The event’s website (External link) is scheduled to start taking reservations for hands-on activities around July.
Information will be updated as available.

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*Event details (PDF:120KB)

Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2018 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.

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(regarding this event)
Skills Development Section, Employment Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
(regarding ALL JAPAN & TOKYO Project)
Planning and Budget Section, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs