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In 2022, the fifth edition of the Triennale of Kogei will be held in Kanazawa (Japan), a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art since 2009. In Japanese, Kogei means "traditional arts and crafts" and englobes all the traditional Japanese crafts. One of the highlights of this year’s edition is the ‘2022 Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa’, showcasing the latest innovations in the field of kogei. The city has launched a call for applications, welcoming applications from interested groups and  of all nationalities and ages...
From 21 January to 11 February, the third Triennale of Kogei (Crafts) will be held in Kanazawa, Japan, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art. The event will offer two parallel exhibitions: One will showcase artistic contemporary works of kogei that demonstrate a rich sense of expressivity, using both traditional and innovative techniques and skills to bring excellent concepts and ideas to life. The other one will present kogei works from the collections owned by the museums in Kanazawa. Click to know more      ...
The Call for Projects for the 2017 Kogei World Competition, to be held in Kanazawa, is opened from 18 April to 19 August 2016.  The Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa is an international competition meant to convey to the world what is new in kogei (craft). This competition serves to pursue artistic works that demonstrate a rich sense of expressivity, using the techniques and skill cultivated within the world of kogei to bring excellent concepts and ideas to life. The goal is to find not just items that demonstrate superior artistic...
The IX UCCN Annual Meeting took place in Kanazawa, Japan, from 25 to 28 May 2015. This highly successful event gathered over 150 representatives from 61 of the Network’s 69 member cities, including 17 Mayors and vice-Mayors. The Meeting enabled the UCCN to: Integrate the Network’s new members, designated in December 2014. Strengthen the Network’s governance. Define the Network’s priorities for the coming year (see Conclusions of the Meeting). Reflect on the future development and strategic objectives of a...