Functional & Alluring: Japanese Bamboo Art

Japan Society
333 E 47th St

Resilient and sustainable, bamboo is a versatile crop found all over Japan. Used to create baskets and other everyday products, beppu take kogei, or bamboo weaving, is a craft with deep traditional roots. Beppu City, in Oita Prefecture, is known not ... more

Resilient and sustainable, bamboo is a versatile crop found all over Japan. Used to create baskets and other everyday products, beppu take kogei, or bamboo weaving, is a craft with deep traditional roots. Beppu City, in Oita Prefecture, is known not only for skill in the craft, but also for the superior variety of locally grown bamboo. The intricacies of this craft have evolved beyond practical goods into contemporary and traditional artwork. At this talk, master bamboo craftsmen Kenichi Otani and Takayuki Shimizu will create a large shikainami basket on-stage, demonstrating the precision and skill that goes into traditional bamboo crafting. They are joined by Yasuhiro Nagano, Mayor of Beppu City and Satoru Nakajima of Sestante Japan.
Followed by a viewing reception featuring contemporary and traditional beppu bamboo crafts, including valuable artworks that are being exhibited for the first time in the United States.


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Functional & Alluring: Japanese Bamboo Art

Functional & Alluring: Japanese Bamboo Art
02/06/2020 06:30 PM
Thu, February 06
6:30PM
$
333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017+2313

Japan Society

333 E 47th St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 832-1155

Schedule

February 6, Thursday 6:30PM
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Arts

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