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As a Special Event of KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2023, we will hold a premium tea ceremony using tea utensils from the National Crafts Museum for the first time and a special program to visit the artist’s studio.

■“Rethinking the Japanese Tea Ceremony”—Premium Tea Ceremony with the First-Ever Use of Tea Utensils from the National Crafts Museum’s Collection​
​In Kanazawa, cultural traditions such as tea ceremonies, Zen, and Noh theater are deeply ingrained in daily life. While cherishing its heritage derived from samurai culture, the city also embraces the creation of new culture and art. The National Crafts Museum, renowned for its collection of modern and contemporary crafts and design, has joined forces with 12 talented, active artists who are shaping the future of the craft world. Together, they have crafted exquisite tea ware and utensils exclusively for the three tea parties organized for this special occasion.

Encounter Traditions and Contemporary Crafts: the World of Japanese Tea Ceremony
Venue: Hyatt Centric Kanazawa
Dates: December 2 (Sat) – 4 sessions between 12:00-18:00
December 3 (Sun) – 4 sessions between 12:00-17:15

Contemporary Tea Ceremony Fusing Tadao Ando’s Architectural Space and Nishida’s Philosophy
Venue: Kitaro Nishida Museum of Philosophy
Date : December 3 (Sun) 18:00-19:30

The world of Kanazawa and the tea ceremony, guided by a master of the tea ceremony taught directly by the master
Venue: Old Nakamura House
Date : December 1 (Fri) 12:00-15:00

■Artist’s Studio Visit—KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2023Special Program
Step into the World of Ceramic Artist Yoca Muta’s Transcendental Techniques
Dates: December 2 (Sat) 14:00-16:00

Explore the Traditions and Modern World of Ceramic Artist Takuo Nakamura
Dates: December 4 (Mon) 14:00-16:00

KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 実行委員会
北陸工芸の祭典 GO FOR KOGEI、一般社団法人 ザ・クリエイション・オブ・ジャパン
KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa Executive Committee
Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation Syuto Kanazawa
Kanazawa Craftwork Business Creation Agency, Kanazawa Artspace Link
Hokuriku Crafts Festival Go for Kogei, The Creation of Japan Incorporated Association
Ishikawa Prefecture, City of Kanazawa, Kanazawa Association of Corporate Executives, Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Junior Chamber International Kanazawa, HOKKOKU SHIMBUN INC.