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“Tamamushi Lacquerware” will appear on NHK WORLD-JAPAN program, “NEWSLINE IN DEPTH”.

― NEWSLINE IN DEPTH ―
Over eight years have passed since the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan in 2011… but its consequences are still being felt. We look at three people whose lives have been impacted and inspired by the disaster — a museum guide; a photographer; and a traditional craftsman.

Please visit NHK WORLD-JAPAN to see our Tamamushi Lacquerware.

::NHK WORLD-JAPAN “NEWSLINE IN DEPTH”
Tamamushi Lacquerware will appear in 10 minutes.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/videos/20190905103221109/

2019.08.28ENGLISH

JAPAN HOUSE LONDON

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We introduces our contribution to the recovery of Sendai through culture and art focusing on the revitalization of the local craft style of “Tamamushi lacquerware” at an event held in JAPAN HOUSE LONDON.

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Eight years have now passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, the largest major earthquake in Japan’s recorded history, which triggered a tsunami of a scale said to occur only once in a thousand years and was followed by the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

In memory of the events of 2011, Japan House is collaborating with Japan’s Reconstruction Agency to host a series of public talks featuring Tohoku residents documenting the area’s recovery. Each talk highlights a different initiative that has contributed to reconstruction efforts and brought fresh life and vitality to communities in Tohoku.

In this talk, Saura Midori, head of Tohoku Kogei introduces her contribution to the recovery of Sendai through culture and art focusing on the revitalization of the local craft style of tamamushi-nuri.

In 1932 the National Craft Guidance Centre in Sendai started to explore new colours, designs and textures in order to develop a style of lacquerware that would appeal to foreign tastes. Drawing its name from the iridescent appearance of the Jewel Beetle, the distinctive style of tamamushi-nuri is obtained by sprinkling silver powder on a base coating of lacquer and then finishing with a transparent lacquer coating.

About the speaker

Saura Midori is the head of TOHOKU KOGEI CO. LTD, Sendai. She is the first to have promoted a collaboration of traditional crafts and animation with Sengoku Basara (Devil Kings). After the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, she engages in overseas market research and participates in the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin (2012) and Ambiente in Frankfurt (2013). In the same year, she begins a collaborative research and development with the National Institute Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan with the aim to promote the revival of culture and the arts in Sendai. Since 2017 her company has been highly appraised as representative of Tohoku, Miyagi and Sendai and she is currently producing Tokyo2020 official licensed products for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
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- JAPAN HOUSE LONDON / Our Road to Recovery: Revitalizing Sendai Through Lacquerware
https://www.japanhouselondon.uk/whats-on/our-road-to-recovery-revitalising-sendai-through-lacquerware/

G7 Ise-Shima Summit by the seven leading nations was held on May 26 and 27th, and Tamamushi Lacquerware of Tohoku Kogei Co., Ltd. was chosen as one of the gifts presented from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Heads of countries and organizations participating in the Outreach Meeting.

- Gifts from Japan on G7 Ise-Shima Summit
http://www.mofa.go.jp/ms/is_s/page4e_000447.html

- Gifts to the Heads of Delegations Participating in the Outreach Meeting of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit
http://www.mofa.go.jp/ms/is_s/page4e_000452.html

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Tohoku Kogei’s “Tamamushi Lacquerware” will appear on NHK WORLD TV program, “Science View”.

―“Development of high durable lacquerware” to meet modern needs ―
Tohoku Kogei CEO Yasuhiro Saura and Dr. Takeo Ebina of AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) will describe the course of the development as “J-innovators”, while bilingual journalist Ms. Michelle Yamamoto reports on the core of the joint project.

Please visit the NHK On Demand site to see Tamamushi Lacquerware featured as the leading-edge technology in Japan, taking challenge on new techniques and technologies.

▼ NHK WORLD ON DEMAND “Science View”
*Tamamushi Lacquerware will appear from 19’52”.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/scienceview/20160217.html

2016.02.01ENGLISH

Google Cultural Institute

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“Tamamushi Lacquerware” has been registered in the “Google Cultural Institute”, a search service that provides access to archived data of art works and historical documents worldwide.

The new featured content “Made in Japan: Japan’s Craftsmanship” carefully introduces traditional handicrafts in various parts of Japan together with their histories and production processes one by one.

This time, “Tamamushi Lacquerware” has been digitally archived representing Japanese craftworks. Its manufacturing process, history and characteristics are explained plainly in English for overseas users interested in Japanese culture.

: : Google Cultural Institute “Tamamushi Lacquerware”
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/%E7%8E%89%E8%99%AB%E5%A1%97/KQLCUVRrQ7eIKw

2016.01.14ENGLISH

London “Home 2016″

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TOHOKU KOGEI will introduce new TOUCH CLASSIC productions including Ochoko (small sake cup) and Katakuchi (lipped bowl) at the “Home” exhibition (stand number K15) held in Olympia London from 17th to 19th January, 2016. “Home” is an exhibition of designed sundries and tableware. It is one of the leading trade fairs in Europe with approximately 15 thousand buyers visiting from 57 countries.

Continued from last year’s exhibition, we will show our products in the “Rin crossing” booth. It introduces products that incorporate Japanese traditions and its rich local resources, reproducing the beauty of the four seasons and the feel of the breath of the Japanese culture, as it proposes a “space with colour” with these products. We have been receiving requests for Tamamushi Lacquareware Sake bottles and cups to enjoy Sake deliciously, following the growth of the Japanese sake demand. TOHOKU KOGEI will therefore announce the release of the Ochoko (small sake cup) and the Katakuchi (lipped bowl) scheduled this spring in this overseas exhibition as well.
If you are scheduled to visit London “Home”, please do not hesitate to visit our booth.

▼ Home 2016 / Rin crossing
http://rincrossing.smrj.go.jp/en/rincrossingeye/report14.php

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The Tohoku region prides itself in its abundant traditional crafts and the long cultivated craftsmanship. In an attempt to introduce the traditional yet challenging brands set about to break new grounds to the foreign media, a tour around selected workshops was carried out by the ‘home town special products support project’ with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. On September 10th, four reporters from China, the U.S. and Singapore visited Urakasumi Sake Brewery Saura Co., Ltd and TOHOKU KOGEI Co., Ltd.

TOHOKU KOGEI representative Mr. Saura introduced the Tamamushi Lacquerware, and the reporters actually experienced designing a TOUCH CLASSIC bookmark in the company’s showroom. Our factory manager Mr. Matsukawa then explained the lacquerware techniques in detail using sample products from the manufacturing process.

We would like to share deepest thanks to the reporters for visiting us.

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The second annual ‘World Assembly for Woman in Tokyo (abv. WAW! 2015)’ was held in Tokyo from the 28th to the 29th of August.

An articraft made by Midori Saura, the managing director of Tohoku Kogei, was introduced as the ‘delicate craftsmanship of skilled female artisans’ at the Rin Crossing display area in the booth jointly run by the Ministry of Economy and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

- World Assembly for Woman in Tokyo 2015 / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
http://www.mofa.go.jp/fp/hr_ha/page22e_000652.html

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Tohoku Kogei and Gucci’s collaborative project introduces their second creation today. The fusion of Gucci’s long cultivated craftsmanship and Tohoku’s traditional workmanship gave birth to an ‘Interlocking Watch’ featuring Miyagi prefecture’s traditional handicraft, Tamamushi Lacquerware, on its dial. This exclusive watch will be sold in Japan, only in selected Gucci stores and shops offering Gucci watches. The portion of the sales proceeds from the watch will be donated to support the restoration of arts and culture of the Tohoku region through Sendai city.

- INTERLOCKING WATCH TO SUPPORT JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP
http://www.guccitimeless.com/en/news/2014/11/14/interlocking-watch-to-support-japanese-craftsmanship

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