The Craft Fair and Matsumoto Crafts Month

May 29th, 2009 by
Category: Culture Art, Events

Craft Fair of Year 2006

Craft Fair of Year 2006

Shinshu is a land of traditional crafts, such as Kiso wood crafts and lacquerware, tsumugi fabric, mizuhiki paper cord art, Matsumoto temari handballs and Togakushi bamboo craft.
Now, many craftsmen live in and around Matsumoto and Azumino in quest of a good environment for crafts and art.
On this weekend (May 30th and 31st), the Matsumoto Craft Fair, one of the biggest craft fairs in Japan, will be held at Agata-no-Mori Park. Many craftsmen and fans of crafts will gather from all over the country.
Also, a new event, the Matsumoto Craft Month, is being held April 25th through May 31st from this year. You can see many craft-related events and exhibitions in museums and galleries in Matsumoto. (Japanese site is here.)

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