JapanCraft 21: Introduction to Japanese Aesthetics and Japanese Crafts
Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
Suggested Donation: $10
Join EngageAsia for a special webinar on Japanese craftsmanship. The talk will feature Kathleen Krauth, a founding member of JapanCraft21, an organization that identifies vulnerable but viable traditional Japanese crafts and assists in their revitalization.
A recipient of the 2013 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award, which EngageAsia facilitates, Krauth will introduce key ideas of Japanese aesthetics and how those aesthetics are reflected in a variety of Japanese crafts. She will also highlight the critical moment facing Japanese crafts and provide an overview of JapanCraft21’s mission and approach in assisting Japanese crafts for survival and success in the 21st century.
EngageAsia is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization with a mission of engaging teachers in innovative programs that build cross-cultural understanding and foster community throughout the Pacific Rim. As an educational incubator, EngageAsia seeks to spark new ways to teach and learn and also engage in activities designed to promote dialogue on these topics. To learn more about EngageAsia, please visit their website.