Workshops

Workshops

From 16 to 18 February, MONO JAPAN will organize workshops that introduce Japanese craft techniques. The workshops led by the exhibitors of MONO JAPAN range from sharpening knives to bamboo basket weaving. It is a great opportunity to really get to know the traditional Japanese culture. Come and join us!

These tickets are only valid in combination with the entrance ticket to MONO JAPAN 2018.

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Knife sharpening workshop

by MUJUN

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Knife sharpening workshop

Date & Time: 
8 Workshops per day from Feb 16th - Feb 18th
February 16 (Fri)  11:00 / 11:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30
February 17 (Sat)  11:00 / 11:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30
February 18 (Sun)  11:00 / 11:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30

Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Room 221
Cost: 32 Euro (Incl.VAT, material cost)
Maximum participants: 2 participants per workshop

About this workshop:
With a simple tool and a bit of knowledge, anyone can sharpen their own knives. The Japanese sword is the origin of all Japanese edged tools. It is forged by fusing soft iron and steel, making it thin, strong and incredibly sharp. That never-failing sharpness is one of the characteristics of a Japanese blade. Mr.Miyawaki, the professional knife sharpening master will sharpen your knife and give you a lecture on this craft. See the difference in your cooking and crafting results using knives that you sharpened yourself. It will put a smile on your face!

*Bring one of your own knives to the workshop.

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Small Bamboo Basket Weaving

by Studio CHIKUFUSHA

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Small Bamboo Basket Weaving

Date & Time: 
2 Workshops per day from Feb 16th - Feb 18th
February 16 (Fri)  11:00 / 15:00
February 17 (Sat)  11:00 / 15:00
February 18 (Sun)  11:00 / 15:00

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Room 609
Cost: 58 Euro (Incl.VAT, material cost)
Maximum participants: 2 participants per workshop

About this workshop:
Experience making a small bamboo basket using traditional techniques! The characteristics of this bamboo basket is its wavy weaving on four sides, using a thin bamboo material called "Higo". 
Participants will learn the basic weaving of Square plaiting, or Cross pattern (yotsume ami) and experience the elasticity of the bamboo to make this traditional bamboo basket called Shikainami-Hanakago.
Completed size is approximately 120 mm in diameter, 100 mm in height.

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Miso making in a special TOKONAME crock

by Malicafe Organic Vegan Food Amsterdam

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Miso making in a special TOKONAME crock

Miso making in a special TOKONAME crock

Date & Time: 
February 17 (Sat)  14:00 - 16:00
February 18 (Sun)  14:00 - 16:00

Duration: 120 minutes
Location: Platform 3
Cost: 120 Euro (Incl. material cost, TOKONAME crock (retail price 120Euro), VAT)
Maximum participants: 8 participants per workshop

About this workshop:
“Miso” is widely used in both traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, and has been gaining worldwide interest over the last years. In this workshop you will be fully guided through the preparing methods of this traditional Japanese fermented soybean paste. You will learn how to make Miso and also receive a lecture on the Japanese folk culture behind it. A very special addition to the workshop is the TOKONAME crock, an earthenware pot from Japan which is perfectly made for preserving Miso. This rare edition of earthenware is included in this workshop to take back home with you.

The workshop will include:
- making Miso in TOKONAME crock.
- making approx. 2kg of Miso from organic soybeans and fresh Nama Koji that Malicafe prepares.
- sample-tasting of various Miso for inspiration.
- recipes of some fermented food you can make with the TOKONAME crock. 

The crock itself is about 3kg, and will be given to you in a box of 21㎝X21㎝X22㎝(H). In addition you will be making 2kg of Miso, so it will be around 5kg to take home. Please consider a safe and convenient way to transport the outcomes of this workshop.

What to bring:
- Please bring an apron and a potato masher (stamper).
- Let us know beforehand which colour you chose for the crock at the time of booking. The colour options are: white, blue and brown (see photo).

About Tokoname ware
Tokoname ware is made in one of Six Ancient Kilns of Japan, produced in and around Tokoname which lies in the Aichi prefecture. The Yamagen Toen kiln produces modern tableware from local material that has been used for Tokoname pottery for generations whilst applying traditional methods. Only the design has been updated to suit a more modern day standard.

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Osaki pottery doll painting workshop

by Connecting the dots - Tradition and Creativity of Saga

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Osaki pottery doll painting workshop

Osaki pottery doll painting workshop

Date & Time:
February 16 (Friday) 10:00 - 11:15 / 15:00 - 16:15
February 17 (Saturday) 10:30 - 11:45

Duration: 75 minutes
Location: Platform 3
Cost: 22 Euro (Incl. one pottery doll to paint, VAT)
Maximum participants: 10 participants per workshop

About this workshop:
Osaki dolls are the local toys of Osaki and one of the oldest forms of pottery of the Saga prefecture. Masahiro Takayanagi of the Osaki Doll Preservation Society is one of the creators of these fascinating Osaki dolls with their humorous looks, which is something he would like to share with you. You won’t be able to leave without a smile on your face once you see this charming doll. During the workshop, you will have the chance to chose your favourite ceramic doll and enjoy painting it with colourful pigments and patterns while having a warm and inspiring chat with Mr.Takayanagi.