Program in Siem Reap, Cambodia August 2015Program in Yangon, Myanmar September 2017Program in Bagan, Myanmar 2 September 2017Demonstration, 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

September 2018, the Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project held a program in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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New Years Greetings & Report

On behalf of the Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Project, I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019.
Thank you again for participating to the Cambodia program. And thank you for the time and effort that you put into answering the survey questions. The survey results supported our belief that everyone found the program useful. In addition, there were many constructive suggestions on how to improve the Project to make it better able to reach our goals. Thank you for your ideas and support.
The Cambodian program report and proceedings is here. Report (4MB)
Please visit it and if you have any questions, suggestions, or additions, please contact me.

Planning for the 2020 program in Tokyo is already underway. In addition, Professor Jin Hui of Shanghai University has informed us that he is planning to organize an Asian lacquer program at his school in autumn 2019. We will keep you informed you about the of Shanghai event as details become available.

We are looking forward to another productive year for our Project and for lacquer culture around the world.

Sakurako Matsushima
Director, Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Project

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About Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Research Program
Lacquer arts is an important Asian cultural heritage. The purpose of the Asian Lacquer Craft Exchange Project is to promote natural lacquer arts, crafts, industry, and education throughout Asia. We do this by bringing artists, artisans, educators, and scientists together for seminars, workshops, and art exhibitions. The Project began when members first visited the Bagan Lacquerware Technology College in 2003. Beginning in 2005, yearly workshops and lectures were held by Japanese lacquer experts and artists in order to introduce lacquer art and techniques to the faculty and students of the College and to the Bagan lacquer community as a whole. In 2014 an International Art Exhibition was added to the Program. Since 2016, Programs have been held in Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Bagan, Yangon, and Siem Reap.

Past Activities
9 September, 2017 Yangon, Myanmar Program

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2-4 September, 2017 Bagan, Myanmar Program

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19-28 August, 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam Program

18-28 February, 2016, Chiang Mai, Thailand Program

29-30 August, 2015 Siem Reap, Cambodia, Seminar and Discussions

10-13 September, 2014 Bagan Myanmar Program