Masterclass: Tokyo Crafts

Immerse yourself in Japanese craft in this one-off special Masterclass with leading contemporary artisans from Japan

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Hochhauser, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £22.00 - £45.00

    Booking is essential.

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Join this day of talks, demos and workshops to experience a range of traditional crafts from Japanese silk braiding to woodblock printing and Beni (safflower) rouge supported by the Edo Tokyo Kirari project.


Hear from leading contemporary artist Noritaka Tatehana in conversation with V&A Curators Masami Yamada and Josephine Rout on fusing the traditional with the contemporary.


Get hands on and unravel 1400 years of history through the beautifully dyed threads of Kumihimo (Japanese silk braiding). Discover the infinite patterns and learn about the history behind each design.


Explore the history and cultural aspects of Beni rouge. Beni is a traditional Japanese rouge obtained by extracting a red pigment present in safflower petals.


Discover the Art of Ukiyo-e with woodblock studio Takahashi Kо̄bо̄ whose history of producing prints spans more than 160 years.

Please note this event ends at 5

Background image: ©︎NORITAKA TATEHANA K.K., Photo by GION