ROOTS OF METALCRAFT: Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan

ROOTS OF METALCRAFT: Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan showcased the history of metalcrafts and the manufacturing process of metal products and tools made by the famed city's factories. A video and photography capsule of Japan’s indigenous craftsmen and craftswomen were on display, illustrating the evolution of skills by these highly skilled artisans through a period of 400 years. The fine traditions of metalcraft were brought to life through a series of public programmes and hands on workshops. Spanning from knife sharpening workshops to lectures on Japanese metal craftsmen, participants were able to gain insight into and a deeper appreciation for these centuries-old skills used to produce essentials in modern homes.

Gallery

Chairman of the Tsubame-Sanjo Committee Mr Kazuya Saito presenting the Tsubame-Sanjo metalcraft to visitors on opening night

Visitors viewing the exhibition on opening night

Copper hammering demonstration by Mr Tastushi Tamagawa, craftsman from Gyokusendo, on opening night

Visitors viewing the exhibition on opening night

Installation view of 'ROOTS OF METALCRAFT: Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan'