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July 11, 2022
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

See and experience artisans’ techniques! Mid-summer handicraft event
Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2022
Details of the event programs have been finalized

August 5 (Fri.) to 7 (Sun.) / Tokyo International Forum / Admission free
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will hold “Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2022” to showcase the attraction of traditional craftsmanship, manufacturing skills and techniques after a three-year hiatus. We are pleased to announce the details of the event.

Principal focus of the event

For details, please see the attachment(Japanese)(PDF:1,864KB).

Brilliant stages by artisans

At the opening of the event on the first day (August 5), works by artisans of chair upholstery and fixtures will be displayed to celebrate the opening of the event. Yamanouchi Suzu, event supporter, will appear in this opening event. Later she will also appear in a special stage program peeling vegetables to decorate Japanese dishes under the guidance of a skilled cook. Visitors can enjoy performances by artisans in diverse stage programs. Comedians of the Yoshimoto Kogyo entertainment group will appear with artisans on stage to further liven up the event.
The stage shows will be streamed online. Gifts will be given to viewers.

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Yamanouchi Suzu, Event supporter
TV star & actor

Programs to experience artisanal techniques of different kinds

Visitors can enjoy over 70 programs to experience artisanal techniques at booths, including woodworking, Japanese omelet cooking, and seal making. Children can make use of these experience-type programs for their independent study during the summer holiday.

Programs for young people

Young visitors can participate in workshops including flower arrangement to make a bouquet of flowers under the guidance of a flower decoration master and popular Kendama (cup and ball skill toy) making. Talk shows with young artisans in different fields will also be held.

Exhibition with a specific theme

A tea ceremony room will be displayed to showcase artisanal techniques of Japanese traditional architecture.

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Tea ceremony room

Exhibition of students’ works

Works made by students of vocational training schools who want to become artisans in the future will be displayed.

Outline of the event

Date & time

Friday August 5 to Sunday August 7, 2022 From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
* From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 7.

Place

Tokyo International Forum Hall (B2F) & Lobby Gallery (B1F)

Admission

Free
* Some of the experience-type programs may be fee-paying.

Website

“Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2022” (English(External link)/Japanese(External link))

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*Information on the event will be updated as appropriate. Please see our website for the latest schedule, etc.
*Information is accurate at the time of release. The programs are subject to change.
*Advanced reservation for the experience-type program booths starts today.

Organizer

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

*Please click here to see mass media releases in multiple languages. (日本語 / 中文 / 한국어)

This project is part of the Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy.
Strategy 12: Strategy for Earning Potential in Tokyo and Innovation “Small to Medium-sized Companies & Local Industries Vitalization Project for the Next Generation”

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Skills Development Section, Employment Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Phone: 03-5320-4729

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