Japanese Design Festival
11. & 12. November 2023
At the Japanese Design Festival we present a range of lectures in the auditorium. The room has the capacity of 60 persons, and the lectures are free, so if you want to be sure to have a seat please show up in good time.
If you wish to attend a focused workshop, there can be a fee to the artist to cover materials.
PLEASE NOTICE: THE FULL PROGRAM IS NOT YET SET.
The overview will be continuously updated, so keep posted.
The legendary art of Japanese
TIME: Saturday: 14.00 - 14.45
TIME: Sunday: 14.00 - 14.45
Former Geranium Chef Steffen Bach speaks about functional design in Japanese kitchen knives, where they come from historically and how we have arrived at the knives we have today.
Steffen Bach was an apprentice for 4 years under master Keiichi Fujii and Tower Knives Osaka, and is only one out of three foreigners outside of Japan, who has learned to master the legendary art of Japanese knife sharpening.
Design and designcollaborative between Japan and Denmark
TIME: Saturday: 12.00 - 12.45
TIME: Sunday: 11.00 - 11.45
Designer and architect Lars Vejen specialises in creative development, interdisciplinary collaborations and design of high quality products.
The influence of Samurai culture on Japanese aesthetics
TIME: Sunday: 13.00 - 13.45
Ethan is the founder of JapanBridge – Culture and Communication; providing teaching and counseling for the business and private sector.
Ethan is also an Aikido instructor and practitioner since 1976. Runs “Copenhagen Aiki Shuren Dojo”. Teaches Aikido in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, USA and Japan. Translator for Japanese Aikido master instructors in Europe and Japan.
My Japanese house
- a traditional Ryokan in Kawamoto
TIME Saturday: 15.00 - 15.45
TIME Sunday: 15.00 - 15.45
The story of a an old Ryokan in a Japanese village, getting carefully refurbished and brought to life again.
Peter is also the founder of Seidokan Japan Center in Copenhagen and Sakespecialisten.
Japanese Shodo calligraphy and Sumie workshop by Chiaki
TIME: Saturday 13.00 - 14.00
TIME: Sunday 11.00 - 12.00
Gyotaki art work
TIME: Saturday 13.00
Live demonstration of the ancient graphic method Gyotaku - the art of fish printing.
Linea explains the history and the methods of Gyotaki art work and illustrates the works on handcrafted paper that reflect the life and diversities of the sea.
the ancient art of floating ink
TIME: Through out the day
TIME: Through out the day
Experience the ancient art of floating ink "Suminagashi" by Otaki Studio.
Otaki Studio is a studio whose vision is to offer workshops and products with a focus on immersion, presence and slowness. She will be demonstrating the ancient Japanese marbling technique.