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October 23, 2020
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2020
Enjoy master craftsmanship online!

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government holds “Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques” every year to promote traditional master craftsmanship and manufacturing techniques and skills. In FY 2020, we will hold the event online so that people can enjoy viewing demonstrations and works of excellent master craftsmanship in Tokyo.
We will also present rarely seen refined techniques and unique skills in videos on our website. Don’t miss them.

Outline of the program

Time & Date

November 3 (Tues., holiday) & 4 (Wed.), 2020
From 10:00 to 17:00 (Free of charge to view)

Content   

  • Demonstrations of master craftsmanship & introduction of masters’ works (live streaming)
  • Giveaways for viewers – Viewers have a chance to win masters’ products or experience kits through a lottery.
  • Introduction of craftsmanship of masters around Japan, etc.

Website of the event (in Japanese)(External link)

Masato, former K-1 World Champion Appointed the Official Event Supporter!
He will attend the following events:

  • November 3 (Tue.) 10:10 Ice carving event
  • November 4 (Wed.) 14:25 Japanese-style landscape gardening

You can enjoy many other interesting contents.
For details, please see the attached flyer (in Japanese).

Ice carving

Masato, the event supporter

Highlights of the Online Events

November 3 (Tue. holiday)

  • 10:10 – 10:55
    Masato & Cooking Master Special Stage: Masato tries ice carving.
    Masato will try to create an ice sculpture – a decoration to make various scenes gorgeous.
    It will be a dynamic demonstration that attracts the viewers.
  • 11:05 – 11:35
    How to paint correctly using brushes, rollers & spatulas made with craftsmanship
  • 12:45 – 13:15
    Spherical drawing using a special anvil with techniques of a metal sheet master
    Technical high school students in Tokyo will experience basic painting methods and metal sheet molding methods.

November 4 (Wed.)

  • 14:25 – 15:10
    Masato & Landscape Gardening Master Special Stage: Masato tries Japanese-style landscape gardening.
    Collaboration with Masato and a landscape gardening master
    There will be a demonstration of traditional techniques such as decorating trees with bamboo (called Takehanabi) to create beautiful Japanese gardens.
  • 16:15 – 17:00
    Extremely skillful repapering of a wall on the stage by interior decoration technicians
    Demonstration of skillful repapering, a basic interior decoration technique, to reveal a newly papered wall after removing the old.

Other highlights

  • Comedy teams will join in the fun to further enliven the event. (Doki Doki Camp, Harukara, etc.)

Doki Doki Camp

Harukara

  • Masters will explain their works between the stage events. Masato may even join in!

Giveaways for viewers

  • You can apply for great giveaways, such as masters’ works and experience kits that you can enjoy at home if you view the event website. (Giveaways: about 35 kinds)

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Folding chairs

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Experience kits
(Kumiko coaster)

To see the flyer (in Japanese), click here.

Website of Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2020

The website includes diverse contents introducing online events, masters’ techniques and skills.

  • It contains videos to introduce characteristics of techniques and the craftsmanship of masters in Tokyo.
  • It also introduces manufacturing skills and traditional crafts from around Japan.

You will be able to enjoy archived images and videos after the event has ended.

 

  • Organizer
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Co-organizers
    Tokyo Federation of Small Business Association, Tokyo Federation of Societies of Technicians, Tokyo Vocational Ability Development Association, Tokyo-to Dento Kogeihin Sangyo Dantai Renraku Kyogikai (Tokyo Liaison Council for Traditional Crafts Industry) Tokyo-to Dento Kogeishi Kai (Tokyo Traditional Craftsmen Association)
  • In cooperation with
    The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry, Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute

 

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government implements ALL JAPAN & TOKYO PROJECT to promote policies for industries in which both Tokyo and other cities in Japan can make use of their strengths together and generate great effect in cooperation with other cities around Japan. Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2020 will be held as part of this Project.

 

●This press release is also available in other languages. (日本語English中文한국어)

For inquiries about the project (Japanese only)
Skills Development Section, Employment Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Phone: 03-5320-4715

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