WORKSHOPS 2022

Workshops

 

Experience the Craftsmanship

During the pandemic disaster, we reconsidered the importance of our living spaces and everyday items. This craft making experience will inspire a newfound respect for the products made and for the sincerity of the craftsmanship. We hope it leads to changes in the relationships and possibilities for the precious objects that surround us.
MONO JAPAN 2022 will feature workshops with MONO JAPAN-certified masters from Japan and the Netherlands who will share their knowledge and awareness with attendees.

These tickets are only valid in combination with the entrance ticket to MONO JAPAN 2022.

Date: 
September 2nd, September 3rd and September 4th, 2022

Time: 
11:30-14:00, 15:30-18:00

Duration: 2.5 hours
Location: Workshop area
Cost: 35 Euro (Incl. VAT)
Maximum participants: 4 participants per workshop

About this workshop:

In a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a delicate bamboo spoon is used. During this workshop you learn to craft your own Chashaku from beautiful Japanese bamboo! Because knives are used, this workshop is only suitable for adults.

About Hans Pillen:

Hans Pillen was born in 1951 (NL). During my study I did my internship at Sekisui Systembau in Cologne. In 1976 I visited my former colleagues in Japan. After taking part in the tea ceremony, I knew what to do: I wanted to make Chawan!

Until 1999 I used the turning technique. After taking classes in the Urasenke Tea Ceremony with Herman Soshu Somsen in Amstelveen, I started shaping my Chawan by hand. Since 2008 I have also made Chashaku and Wagashi, for which I have followed several workshops in Japan. I’m proud to know that my Chawan and Chashaku are used by teamasters all over the world.

On June 17, 2015 my Chashaku sensei Miyaha Shoho gave me my Chashaku maker name: 蘭芳 = Ranpo (Ranho becomes Ranpo). Ran (蘭) comes from Oranda (和蘭陀 = Holland) and Ho (芳) comes from Shoho (尚芳) the Chashaku maker name of my sensei Miyaha san. 


Hans Pillen

 

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Japanese tea ceremony with Gyokuro green tea - Sencha do Oubakubabaisaryu

by Haruka Matsuo

Tickets
Kigata Banko Workshop (Making teacup with Japanese puzzled wooden mould)

Kigata Banko Workshop (Making teacup with Japanese puzzled wooden mould)

Date: 
September 2nd and September 4th, 2022

Time:
14:00-15:00

Duration: Whole ceremony takes about 60 min.

Location:  Workshop area, Haruka Matsuo booth

Cost: 32.50 euro

Include: Gyokuro green tea, Japanese sweets

Maximum participants: 10 participants

About this workshop:

Authentic Japanese green tea ceremony held by Haruka Matsuo. You will experience meditative precious time with drinking Gyokuro green tea with special sweets. The Japanese tea ceremony is a series of precise actions (in silence) to be in the here and now and to experience connectedness with each other and nature. Haruka performs Japanese Sado - Sencha do Oubakubabaisaryu with Banko Yaki tea ware which was made by puzzled wooden mould for Gyokuro green tea.

A tea ceremony will lead you to discover your inner silent moment.

About Haruka Matsuo

Kigata Banko Yaki was invented 190 years ago by Japanese craft artist Yusetsu Mori (1808-1882). He applied a puzzled wooden mold technique to teapot-making for green tea ceremonies. After the teapot is shaped, the wooden mold can be cleverly deconstructed and removed from inside. This technique allows the teapots to keep the warm handmade feel while being very thin and light, perfectly suitable for preparing green tea.

Japanese artist Haruka Matsuo graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts and Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. Having studied under Seigetsu Iriyama (1922-2014), Haruka is the 9th successor of Kigata Banko Yaki technique. She adds elements from her own artworks into each tea set giving them a light and modern look.

Meanwhile, the molds that these tea sets are made with, are over 120 years old.

Haruka Matsuo

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Kigata Banko Workshop (Making teacup with Japanese puzzled wooden mould)

by Haruka Matsuo

Tickets
Kigata Banko Workshop (Making teacup with Japanese puzzled wooden mould)

Kigata Banko Workshop (Making teacup with Japanese puzzled wooden mould)

Date: September 3rd, 2022

Time: 14:00-15:00

Duration: 60 min.

Location: Workshop area, Haruka Matsuo booth

Cost: 45.50 Euro (incl. material, firing, and glazing, VAT)

Pick up/delivery:  After 2-3 weeks, the teacup can be picked up in Amsterdam. If you want it to be sent to your address, the sending cost will be charged extra.

Maximum participants: 10 participants per workshop

About this workshop

Would you like to create your own teacup for your ceremony?

You will be guided step by step to make your own teacup with Japanese traditional wooden mould.

You hold your own handmade teacup filled with warm tea.

This craft, using a special puzzled wooden mould to make tea pots, was invented 190 years ago by a Japanese craftsman Yusetsu Mori (1808-1882). Yusetsu applied the puzzled wood mould technique to make teapots for green tea ceremonies - the technique was once used to make Japanese paper bamboo lamps. In Kigata Banko Yaki, a piece of high quality thinly pressed clay is wrapped around the wooden form, with a layer of Japanese special Kakishibu paper (柿渋紙, made from persimmon juice).

About Kigata Banko

Kigata Banko Yaki was invented 190 years ago by Japanese craft artist Yusetsu Mori (1808-1882). He applied a puzzled wooden mold technique to teapot-making for green tea ceremonies. After the teapot is shaped, the wooden mold can be cleverly deconstructed and removed from inside. This technique allows the teapots to keep the warm handmade feel while being very thin and light, perfectly suitable for preparing green tea.

Japanese artist Haruka Matsuo graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts and Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. Having studied under Seigetsu Iriyama (1922-2014), Haruka is the 9th successor of Kigata Banko Yaki technique. She adds elements from her own artworks into each tea set giving them a light and modern look.

Meanwhile, the molds that these tea sets are made with, are over 120 years old.

Haruka Matsuo

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Let’s play Japanese chess with Shogito!

by Shogito - ilexberry BV

Tickets
Let’s play Japanese chess with Shogito!

Let’s play Japanese chess with Shogito!

Date: September 2nd - 4th, 2022

Time: 11:30-17:40

September 2nd (Fri)
13:30-14:00 / 14:10-14:40 / 14:50-15:20 / 15:50-16:20 / 16:30-17:00 / 17:10-17:40

September 3rd (Sat)
11:30-12:00 / 12:10-12:40 / 13:30-14:00 / 14:10-14:40 / 14:50-15:20 / 15:50-16:20 / 16:30-17:00 / 17:10-17:40

September 4th (Sun)
11:30-12:00 / 12:10-12:40 / 13:30-14:00 / 14:10-14:40 / 14:50-15:20 / 15:50-16:20 / 16:30-17:00 / 17:10-17:40

Duration: 30 min.

Location: Workshop area

Cost: 3 Euro (incl. VAT)

About this workshop

Even if you are a complete Shogi beginner, you will be able to play Shogi with Shogito. Please take this opportunity to enjoy shogi.

After a short instruction on how to play shogi, you can choose your favorite size from the shogi board or three smaller size shogi boards and play with shogi.

Minimum age 7 years.

About Shogito / Japanese Chess Shogi

“Shogito” is designed with feedback of people of over 15 nationalities, and 5 to 70 years old, and different experience levels in order to make Shogi more accessible for everyone. Shogito has been stored as a part of the Permanent Collection of Milano Salone Satellite in Italy.


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Onion Shio-koji workshop

by Marika Groen Kawaguchi

Tickets
Onion Shio-koji workshop

Onion Shio-koji workshop

Date: September 3rd - 4th, 2022

Time: 

  • September 3rd (Sat)
    14:00-15:00 / 16:00-17:00
  • September 4th (Sun)
    13:45-14:45 / 17:30-18:30

Duration: 60 min.

Location: Workshop area

Cost: 45 Euro (incl. VAT)

About this workshop

Onion shio-koji is made from koji, a traditional Japanese fermented food. Onion shio-koji can be used in an unlimited number of ways, such as in egg rolls, instant soups, dressings and marinades, spread on bread, marinated meats, used in stir-fries and to add depth to pasta sauces. Not only does it taste great, but it is also a natural seasoning that is gentle on the body as the plentiful enzymes help to promote digestion and relieve fatigue.

In this workshop, you will learn about koji and its enzymes, and taste the ready-made onion shio koji. You will then grate onions yourself and make your own onion shio-koji to take home.

The amount of koji to be prepared is around 300㎖. Basically, the most standard rice koji is used, but if you wish, you can also choose to use a slightly special type of koji called black koji, which produces citric acid. This will be onion shio-koji with a slight sourness added. When you register, please let us know whether you would like white or black onion shio-koji. If you do not indicate your preference, we will prepare white koji.

The workshop will bein English. There are no special things to bring. Please register at least three days before the event.

About Marika Groen Kawaguchi

Marika Groen is a kojiologist, travelling brewer, photographer, writer, and the head of Malica Ferments. She was born in Japan, and is now based in Europe, where she shares philosophy and mythology of koji-making through three-day “Kojiology'' classes. In between instructing koji, miso, shoyu, doburoku sake, natto and a broad range of fermentation classes, she organises an annual fermentation tour with brewery visits, field work, and wild-crafting tours. In 2021 she published the artistic manual Cosy Koji as a visual collaboration with her fellow fermentaters.

Marika Groen Kawaguchi (Photography: Shinji Otani)

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Flower Workshop

by Yoko Negi

Tickets
Flower Workshop

Flower Workshop

Date: September 4th, 2022

Time: 11:30-13:15, 15:15-17:00

Duration: 1 hour 45 min.

Location: Workshop area

Cost: 100 Euro (incl. VAT)

Minimum and maximum participants: min. 4 persons, max. 8 persons per workshop

Attention: 

  • It’s not possible to cancel or refund your ticket 7 days before the date of the workshop, because we need to reserve and buy flowers for the workshop.
  • The workshop is held when 10 person participates per day. The workshop will be cancelled if there are not enough participants. In case of cancellation, your purchased workshop ticket can be used as a voucher to enroll in Yoko Negi's other workshop in the future or as a voucher for ordering a bouquet.
  • This workshop ticket sale ends at August 28th, 2022.

About this workshop

During the Flower Workshop Yoko Negi shows how to make a beautiful bouquet and after the demo you are also going to make your own bouquet with the seasonal flowers Yoko selected by herself in unique color palette. You can bring your own creation home to taste Japanese-European Ikebana philosophy with the natural beauty.

About Yoko Negi

Yoko Negi is a Japanese flower stylist based in Rotterdam after a long floral experience in Paris. She creates stunning and unique flower decorations for shops, showrooms, editorials and weddings. She also organizes inspiring flower workshops in Paris, Tokyo and Rotterdam on a regular basis. Her clientele extends worldwide as French old brand Louis Vuitton, Dior, Maison Trudon and others.

Yoko Negi
 
Photograph of workshop (left 2nd) by Laure van Rooij