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 1
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 - Senchado Oubakubaisa-Ryu

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 1

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 - Senchado Oubakubaisa-Ryu 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 1

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 3

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 2

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 2

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 22:00 on September 1st, 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
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Mud Dye Workshop

by KANAI KOUGEI

Tickets
Mud Dye Workshop

Mud Dye Workshop

Date: September 5th, 2022
Time: 17:00 - 18:30 (At the entrance of Mediamatic at 16:50)
Duration: 90 min.
Location: Mediamatic(Dijksgracht 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam), outside workshop area
Cost: 90 Euro (incl. VAT)
Maximum participants: 10 participants per workshop

 

About this workshop

Mud dyeing, a natural dyeing technique passed down in Amami Oshima since ancient times, dyes colours through a chemical reaction between the dye extracted from the Yeddo Hawthorn native to the Amami island and iron-rich mud. Dye your own natural materials (textile cloth, paper, wood, leather, etc.) with the colours of Amami Oshima.

Mud dyeing workshop by Yukihito Kanai of Kanai Kogei, who also participated as Mud Dye craftsman during MONO JAPAN 2017 and MJ ONLINE AIR. This special workshop uses Amami Oshima Yeddo Hawthorn and mud in the dye processes. Due to the unique smell of mud dyeing, the workshop will be held outdoors thanks to the cooperation of Mediamatic, who have kindly provided the venue.

What to prepare and other notes:

  • Bring a bag to take the dyed items home (as they are wet), gloves and an apron.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Bring the items you want to dye (up to 300g).

 

About Yukihito Kanai
Yukihito Kanai runs KANAI KOUGEI and inherits the mud-dyeing techniques handed down in the Amami Oshima island to the present day. Not bounded by the framework of traditional crafts, he creates unique natural dye products at his own mud dye workshop at Amami Oshima island.


Yukihito Kanai

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Special thanks: Mediamatic 

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Small Bamboo Flower Basket Weaving Workshop

by Chikara Kojima

Tickets
Small Bamboo Flower Basket Weaving Workshop

Small Bamboo Flower Basket Weaving Workshop

Date: September 2nd, September 3rd and September 4th, 2022 (update:Only on September 4th)
Time: 12:00-13:00, 15:00-16:00 (update only on 15:00-16:00)
Duration: 60 min.
Location: Synergiez booth
Cost: 60 Euro (incl. VAT)
Maximum participants: 4 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.

About Chikara Kojima
Chikara Kojima’s work focuses on traditional dyeing and braiding techniques in Oita prefecture. He is actively incorporating modelling that makes the best use of the characteristics of each material by combining materials other than bamboo, and is engaged in activities that go beyond the frameworks of general bamboo crafts.

He is the instructor of Tsukumi City Bamboo Crafts Class since 2016 in his hometown, Tsukumi City and gives lectures for the Tsukumi Bamboo Craft club. He also lectures at employment support facilities in Oita Prefecture to engage in activities to protect handcrafts made of domestic bamboo, where the craftsmen are ageing rapidly without successors.

Taking advantage of his experience as a musician before learning bamboo craftsmanship, he is also a musician and a performer. He served as Oita representative of the bamboo creative musical instrument group "Takerin Resonance Project" in Kitakyushu City. He is active in both bamboo musical instrument production and performance.


Chikara Kojima

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Date: September 2nd, September 3rd and September 4th, 2022 (update:only on September 4th)
Time: 13:30-14:30, 16:30-17:30 (update: 12:00-13:00 added)
Duration: 60 min.
Location: Synergiez booth
Cost: 25 Euro (incl. VAT)
Maximum participants: 4 participants per workshop

About this workshop
A papermaking workshop using bamboo fiber to make bamboo paper.

Bamboo has long been used in Japan for both food and craft in everyday life. It is deeply ingrained into Japanese lifestyles, industries, and arts. However, in the process of modernization the use of plastics has risen and the devastation of bamboo has become a social problem in Japan.

In recent years, nanotechnology-based methods of utilizing bamboo materials have been emerging. This technology is expanding the possibilities of bamboo’s use in modern lifestyles. Bamboo artist Chikara Kojima will give a papermaking workshop using nanotechnology-based bamboo fiber as material.

The workshop is made in collaboration with Oita Future Bamboo Project Japan.

 

About Chikara Kojima
Chikara Kojima’s work focuses on traditional dyeing and braiding techniques in Oita prefecture. He is actively incorporating modelling that makes the best use of the characteristics of each material by combining materials other than bamboo, and is engaged in activities that go beyond the frameworks of general bamboo crafts.

He is the instructor of Tsukumi City Bamboo Crafts Class since 2016 in his hometown, Tsukumi City and gives lectures for the Tsukumi Bamboo Craft club. He also lectures at employment support facilities in Oita Prefecture to engage in activities to protect handcrafts made of domestic bamboo, where the craftsmen are ageing rapidly without successors.

Taking advantage of his experience as a musician before learning bamboo craftsmanship, he is also a musician and a performer. He served as Oita representative of the bamboo creative musical instrument group "Takerin Resonance Project" in Kitakyushu City. He is active in both bamboo musical instrument production and performance.


Chikara Kojima

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