Enhancing your Quality of Life through Japanese Design in Minneapolis
Feb 20, 2019
Discover the beautiful and chic craftmanship behind the Japanese design industry.
DATE & TIME
March 6, 2019
3:30 - 7:00 PM CST
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Friends Community Room
2400 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
This program will focus on the craftsmanship and commitment to manufacturing that flows through Japanese design from traditional products to modern design. The motto is: “Enhancing your Quality of Life through Japanese Design”. The Japanese philosophy may come from ancient Japan however it can still be applied to the current time and culture.
Keynote Speaker: Keiko Matsuura, Design Coordinator for JETRO
Ms. Matsuura will discuss the functionality of Japanese products by explaining the formation and development of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. She will illustrate certain regions in Japan which are famous for crafting specific products, such as cutlery, pottery, lacquerware, etc.
Additional Speakers: Japanese design-related companies will make a presentation explaining the philosophy and functionality of the products they will be exhibiting at the reception.
|3:30 - 4:00 PM||
|4:00 - 5:30 PM||Seminar|
|5:30 -7:00 PM||Networking Reception and Japanese Designer Table-Top Displays|
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Japan America Society of Minnesota