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Japanese craftsmen reveal secrets

Update: April, 23/2013 - 08:28

HA Noi (VNS)– Traditional skills from Japan's former imperial capital, will be introduced to the Vietnamese public in a series of events entitled Japanese Handmade Craft and Design from Kyoto.

Young craftsmen will be introduced through an exhibition, lectures and a workshop. Kyoto, the ancient capital, is famous for its traditional craft. Its artisans have been creating high quality products for generations.

The secret of how the time-honoured techniques are used to create inspiring new designs with contemporary international appeal will be revealed. The opening ceremony will start at 6pm tomorrow at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange, 27 Quang Trung Street, Ha Noi.

Lectures by Japanese experts and workshops by Toru Tsuji, a "metal knitting" craftsman, will be conducted in Ha Noi and HCM City on May 7&9. Registration in advance is recommended for lectures and workshops. – VNS

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