U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Awards

U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Awards

by Miyako Nishinakagawa

The U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards aim to recognize young craftspeople - artists, craftsmen, and designers - who are age 50 or younger and work in fields related to Kogei (artisan crafts).

This competition comprehensively evaluates and recognizes not only the craftworks, expressions and techniques, but also, the individual craft workers and their approaches that include their thinking, efforts and activities, strategies and implementation, and vision for the future.

The eligible techniques and materials include lacquerware, metalworks, casting, wood carving, hand-made paper, silk textiles, ceramics, as well as glass, leather, dying-and-weaving, and many other crafts historically practiced around the world.

The deadline for registration is May 31, 2017.

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