"KAKEHASHI Project" Young Professional Creators(Kelli Anderson, Max Weisel, Westley Rozen, Martha McGill, Justin Colt)

Invitation in October 2014

Young Professional Creators(Kelli Anderson, Max Weisel, Westley Rozen, Martha McGill, Justin Colt)

Period:October 29 'November 5, 2014
Local Visit Destination:Takaoka City (Toyama Pref.), Kanazawa City (Ishikawa Pref.)
Number of Participants:5

Tour Photo Album

Photo of Orientation in Tokyo 1
Orientation in Tokyo
(Lecture on the Japanese Design by Ms. Noriko Kawakami, art journalist and editor)

Photo of Orientation in Tokyo 2
Orientation in Tokyo
(Lecture and Demonstration on the Japanese Paper Craft "Origami" by Prof. Sachiko Ishida, Meiji University)

Photo taken with Mr. Naoto Fukasawa
Visiting Japanese top designer
Mr. Naoto Fukasawa

Photo taken with Mr. Komin Ozawa
The atelier of Mr. Komin Ozawa, Living National Treasure of Japan
(Learning about Japanese traditional Design)

Photo taken at Oigo Seisakusho
Oigo Seisakusho
(Learning about Japanese traditional design)

Photo taken at Nousaku Corporation
Nousaku Corporation
(Learning about Japanese traditional design)

Photo taken at Takaoka Design and Craft Center
Takaoka Design and Craft Center
(Learning about Japanese local design)

Photo taken in Kanayamachi Town
Kanayamachi Town
(Learning about Japanese culture)

Photo taken at Zuiryu-ji Temple
Zuiryu-ji Temple
(Learning about Japanese history and culture)

Photo taken at Momentum Factory Orii, Co. Ltd.
Momentum Factory Orii, Co. Ltd.
(Learning about Japanese traditional design)

Photo taken in front of The Great Buddha of Takaoka
The Great Buddha of Takaoka
(Learning about Japanese history and culture)

Photo of Casting Experience
Casting Experience
(Japanese local traditional craftsmanship experience)

Photo taken at Musashigawa Kobo
Musashigawa Kobo
(Learning about Japanese traditional design)

Photo taken with young craftsmen in Takaoka city
Dialogue with young craftsmen in Takaoka city

Photo taken in Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
(Learning about Japanese history and culture)

Photo taken at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
(Learning about Japanese culture)

Photo taken at The Japan Folk Crafts Museum
The Japan Folk Crafts Museum
(Learning about Japanese history and culture)

Photo taken at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT (Learning about Japanese design)

Photo of Exchange session with emerging Japanese designers and Debriefing Session 1
Exchange session with emerging Japanese designers and Debriefing Session

Photo of Exchange session with emerging Japanese designers and Debriefing Session 2
Exchange session with emerging Japanese designers and Debriefing Session

Photo taken at Yukai Engineering Inc.
Yukai Engineering Inc.
(Learning about Japanese cutting-edge technology)

Photo taken at Good Design Exhibition 2014
Good Design Exhibition 2014
(Learning about Japanese design culture)

Voices from Participants

1. Having participated in the KAKEHASHI Project, what do you think are Japan’s strengths and attractiveness?

2. How did you change your perspective of Japan through the project?

3. After returning to the U.S., what aspect(s) of Japan do you want to learn more about?

4. It is hoped that you will promote further mutual understanding between our two countries, serving as bridges in the Japan-U.S. relationship. What will you do to deepen understanding of Japan’s strengths and attractiveness?

5. Please freely describe your experience in the KAKEHASHI Project.

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation Youth Exchange Bureau
TEL : +81-(0)3-5369-6022 FAX : +81-(0)3-5369-6042
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