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Go for Kogei 2022

Sept. 16-17 Invitation to a Press Tour of “Go for Kogei 2022 Hokuriku Crafts Festival”(Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui)


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We are pleased to announce that “Go for Kogei 2022 Hokuriku Crafts Festival” will be held from September 17th (Saturday) to October 23rd (Sunday), 2022 in the Hokuriku region(Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui). Prior to the opening, a Press Tour will be held from September 16th (Friday) to September 17th (Saturday).

Go for Kogei was established in 2020 as a new platform for promoting contemporary perspectives on craft (kogei) in the Hokuriku region. The prefectures of Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui are home to numerous craft centers known for unique natural materials and generations-old techniques. This year’ s theme is “Journey through the World of Craft.” The festival will reexamine contemporary society’ s relationship with objects through the lens of craft, which forms the basis for all object-making.

The main program is the Special Exhibition “The Act of Making: Intersections of Region, Lifestyle, and Faith” featuring 20 upcoming and established artists active in the fields of craft, contemporary art, and art brut. Visitors can enjoy site-specific art displayed in the buildings, gardens, and natural spaces of prominent temples and shrines designated as National Important Cultural Properties. The exhibition explores “the act of making,” presenting works within a chronic spectrum that incorporates returns to the primitive as well as cutting-edge technological innovations. Visitors can also connect with local artisans at regional craft festivals or enjoy a variety of special programs that introduce the culture and history of the Hokuriku region, which developed hand-in-hand with the region’ s crafts.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us any time.

Press release:
Press Tour : 

■Title: Go for Kogei 2022 Hokuriku Crafts Festival
■Period: September 17th (Saturday) – October 23rd (Sunday)
■Hours: 9:00-16:00 (Natadera temple opens at 9:15. Admission permitted until 15:30)
■Holidays: None
■Venue: Shokoji Temple (17-1 Fushiki Furukokufu, Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture),
Natadera Temple (Yu-122, Natamachi, Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture),
Otaki-Okamoto Shrines(13-1 Otakicho, Echizen, Fukui Prefecture)
■Admission: Event Passport (¥2,000) or Single Venue Tickets (Shokoji Temple: ¥1,200; Natadera Temple: ¥1200; Otaki-Okamoto Shrines: ¥500).
■Organizers: Non-Profit Organization Syuto Kanazawa, Japan Arts Council, Ministry of Culture

■For further Inquiries
Go for Kogei Secretariat (Contact: Hiroshi Usui)
Tel: 076-223-3580  E-mail:

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