Demonstration, Ms. Kagari Miyoshi, Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Hanoi 2016Demonstration, Mr. Do Duc Khai, Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Hanoi 2016Demonstration, Prof.Ogura Norihiko, Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Program in Chiang Mai 2016With Program participant, in Chiang Mai, 2016, Thailand, Japan, Cambodis, China, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, and USAWorkshop Kawarinuri, Prof.Nobuyoshi Kobayashi, Bagan, Myanmar, 2010With Program participant, in Bagan, Myanmar, 2014Workshop Kawarinuri, Mr. Kiyoshi Torige, Bagan, Myanmar, 2010With Program participant, in Bagan, Myanmar, 2010

About Us
Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project has been active in Myanmar since 2002. Since 2005 We have conducted workshops and lectures at the Bagan Lacquerware Technology College. Bagan is Myanmar's most important lacquer center. Each visit we bring lacquer experts with different areas of expertise to demonstrate Japanese techniques as well as to study the techniques used in the local lacquer industry. In addition to Myanmar, we have conducted exhibitions, workshops and lectures in SE Asia.

アジア漆工芸学術支援事業は、ミャンマー最大の漆器産地であるバガンでの漆工芸教育交流活動を中心とした事業として、2002年にスタートしました。両国の文化の相互理解を深め、漆工芸の発展を目指す目的で、漆工芸研究者・漆芸作家によって構成されています。
現在もミャンマーでの活動の他、東南アジアの国々での交流活動も行なっています。

Upcoming Activities
Also we will hold a program in Yangon, Myanmar on 9 September, 2017
バガンにつづきヤンゴンでも2017年9月9日作品展示・ディスカッション・ワークショップ活動を開催いたします。
Download Information (English)20 August updated
Download Information (日本語)20 August updated

We will hold a program in Bagan, Myanmar from 2-4 September, 2017
2017年9月2-4日ミャンマー最大の漆器産地バガンで展覧会・講演・漆器制作見学・ワークショップ活動を開催いたします。

Download Information (English)10 July updated
Download Information (日本語)10 July updated

Exhibition
2-4 September 08:30-17:00 (Closing the 4th at 16:00), Exhibition Space, Lacquerware Technology College
-Lacquer artwork from Myanmar, Japan, Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the USA
2 September
10:00-10:20 Opening Reception
10:20- An Overview of Lacquerware Technology College, Principal Daw Nilar Myint
10:40-11:10 Artist Session - Artists will stand near their artwork, and answer the questions about them.
11:10-12:00 “Lacquer Education in Asia”: Professors from universities in each nation:, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Lecture
2 September 13:00, Auditorium, Lacquerware Technology College (Lectures in English and Myanmar)
“Overview of Asian Lacquer Exchange Program” by Sakurako Matsushima
“Myanmar Lacquer Art” by U Maung Lin, head of Research and Development Department, Lacquerware Technology College
“Japanese Lacquer Art” by Norihiko Ogura, Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
“Lacquer Art in Asia”: The current state of lacquer art by experts from Cambodia, China, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. (Eric Stocker, Jin Hui, Jung Yongju, Jacinta Brown, Sumanatsya Voharn, Trinh Tuan.)

Lectures details are subject to change.

Workshop
Myanmar lacquer techniques including gold leaf (shwei-zawa), and kinma (kanyit) will be practiced at Lacquerware Technology College. Workshops will be in English. There will be a “materials fee”. (15 USD/each day)

3 September, 09:00-12:00 ---“Shwei zawa”
Instructor: Daw Swe Swe Myint, Assistant Lecturer, Lacquerware Technology College
Gold leaf layer technique is called Shwei zawa. Yellow powder mixed with neem resin is drawn on the parts that are not to be gilded. Then a thin lacquer coating is applied. Next, gold leaf is affixed to the piece. When dry the piece is washed removing the powder and resin revealing the pattern. In this workshop, a simple shwei zawa technique will be practiced on 125 x 125 mm oval pendant shapes.

4 September, 09:00-12:00 ---“Kanyit”
Instructor: U Htay Aung, Lecturer, Lacquerware Technology College
“Kanyit” technique is an etching technique. First the object is coated with acacia resin, then the pattern is etched on the object. Next, it is coated with colored lacquer. After the lacquer dries, washing the object with water removes the acacia resin and the unwanted color. The color stays only on the etched parts. In this workshop, a simple kanyit technique will be practiced on 125 x 125 mm oval pendant shapes.

Many people have shown interest the the workshops. Thank you! However, the workshops are now many times oversubscribed. Therefore, we have decided to limit them to students. Thank you for your understanding.

Study Tour
3 & 4 September, 10:00-15:00
Tours of Myanmar lacquerware studios and shops to see the lacquerware making process and products. The tour will be in English. There will be a bus fee. (10USD each day)

Those interested in participating in the tours, please register at info@asian-urushi.com before 31 July, so that buses can be reserved.
Additional details will be posted in the end of July, please check this site.

Past Activities
We held a program in Vietnam in August, 2016
2016年8月 ベトナムのハノイでの活動を開催いたしました。
>>Exhibition / Performance
>>Lectures and Poster Session
>>Demonstrations and Workshops

The Chiang Mai event was held from 18-28 February, 2016
2016年2月18-28日 タイのチェンマイで活動を行いました。

Seminar and Discussions in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 29-30 August, 2015
2015年8月29-30 カンボジアのシェムリアップでの活動を行いました。

Workshop, Lecture and Exhibition in Myanmar, September 2014
日・ミャンマー外交関係樹立60周年記念 第10回ミャンマーにて漆文化交流を開催しました。

Links

2016.12.21
Research and discussions in Myanmar, December 2016
ミャンマー バガンで調査と次年度に向けてのミーティング活動予定

2016.8.28
Workshops, Lectures and Exhibition in Hanoi, August 2016
ベトナム ハノイでの活動を無事終了いたしました。

2016.2.28
Workshops, Lectures and Exhibition in Chiang Mai, February 2016
タイ チェンマイでの活動を無事終了いたしました。

2015.8.31
Seminar and Discussions in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 29-30 August, 2015
カンボジアシェムリアップでの活動を行いました。

2015.7.24
Oral presentation at “Study of Oriental Lacquer Initiated by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for the Revitalization of Thai Wisdom”, Bangkok
バンコクで口頭発表を行いました。

2014.9.15
Workshop, Lecture and Exhibition in Myanmar, September 2014
日・ミャンマー外交関係樹立60周年記念 第10回ミャンマーにて漆文化交流を開催しました。