Workshops

Workshops

From 1st to 3rd February, MONO JAPAN will organize workshops that introduce Japanese craft techniques.  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 2019.

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TOGIYA Knife sharpening workshop

by MUJUN

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TOGIYA  Knife sharpening workshop

Date & Time: 
7 Workshops per day from Feb.1 - Feb.3

February 1 (Fri)
11:00 / 11:45 / 13:00 / 13:45 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:15
February 2 (Sat)
11:00 / 11:45 / 13:00 / 13:45 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:15
February 3 (Sun) 
11:00 / 11:45 / 13:00 / 13:45 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:15

Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Same as the Exhibition Room 
Cost: 32 Euro (Incl.VAT, material cost)
Maximum participants: 2 participants per workshop

About this workshop:

With a bit of knowledge and a simple tool, anyone can sharpen their own knives. The Japanese sword is the origin of all Japanese blades. 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.

Junpei Fujita, a professional knife-sharpening master from a region in Japan famed for its blades, will sharpen your knife and give you a lecture on this craft. See the difference in your cooking and crafting when you use knives that you sharpened yourself. It will put a smile on your face!

*Please bring one of your own knives to the workshop. Only one knife can be sharpened in the workshop.

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RESERVATION for a Kintsugi ordering session

by Urushi Atelier hifumi

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RESERVATION for a Kintsugi ordering session

Date & Time: 
12 kintsugi ordering session per day from Feb.1 - Feb.3

February 1 (Fri) 
11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30
February 2 (Sat) 
11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30
February 3 (Sun) 
11:00 / 11:30 / 12:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30

Duration: 30 minutes
Location:  Coming soon
Cost: Free advice. If you would like Mio to fix something, you can make an order with her and she will prepare an estimate. 
Maximum participants: 1 or 2 participants per session

About this kintsugi ordering session: 
You can bring broken ceramics to Mio Heki, a kintsugi artist, and she will take them back to Kyoto to fix. She will prepare an estimate for the kintsugi and will then post the products back to you in Europe.

After graduating in a specialism in lacquerware from Kyoto City University of Arts, Mio began restoring national treasures around Japan, including shrines, temples, Buddha statues, and now runs Urushi Atelier hifumi. She makes custom lacquerware products, including jewellery, and runs kintsugi workshops both in Japan and abroad.

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Making miso in a special TOKONAME crock

by Malicafe Organic Vegan Food

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Making miso in a special TOKONAME crock

Making miso in a special TOKONAME crock

Date & Time: 
February 2 (Sat)  13:00 - 15:00
February 3 (Sun)  13:00 - 15:00

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Coming Soon
Cost: 145 Euro (incl. material costs that include the TOKONAME crock (retail price 120 euros), 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 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 this 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 includes:

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

Please note: 
- You can choose the colour of your TOKONAME online when you book the ticket for the workshop. The colour options are: brown, blue or white (see photo).
- The crock itself is about 3kg, and will be given to you in a box of 21cm x 21cmx 22cm (H). In addition you will be making 2kg of miso, so it will be around 5kg to take home. We would like to ask you to consider a safe and convenient way to take this home with you.

What to bring:
- Please bring an apron and a potato masher (stamper).

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

 

Malicafe Organic Vegan Food