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May “lacquer art” and “lacquerware” that connect people and nature fill the world with happiness ~ 1% for Urushi Art

IdeaWoman Co.
May “lacquer art” and “lacquerware” that connect people and nature fill the world with happiness ~ 1% for Urushi Art
1.1 Introducing ways to support “Wajima lacquerware” during recovery from the Noto Peninsula earthquake
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[Our company supports April Dream, which aims to make April 1st the day to share dreams.
This press release is a dream of IdeaWoman Co.x Urushi Contempo. ] IdeaWoman Co. x Urushi Contempo’s dream is
Inspired by “lacquer art” as something that connects people and nature People all over the world can peacefully enjoy art and individuality. A society where the circulation of kind hearts becomes even bigger. What if 1% of your budget and time were spent on “lacquer
art/lacquerware” or “sumac tree/forest” in various situations? I believe that the future of the world will change starting from Japan.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/52734/7/resize/d52734-7-b6c6c90d1ee6026de1be-0.jpg&s3=52734-7-a335660e80e1faa21c2475838a7a7e06-1280×720.jpg] Image of Urushi Art
Artist: Fumie Sasai, Naoko Kusuda, Mayumi Onagi, Yohko Toda, Riina Kurosawa Urushi Tree: NPO Tamba Urushi
■About the activities of IdeaWoman Co. x Urushi Contempo
IdeaWoman is active in the fields of lacquer, art, and education (philosophical dialogue), valuing the “heart” contained in people and things.
1. Why: Why lacquer?
When you hear the word “lacquer,” many people may think, “Lacquerware is beautiful, but it’s easily damaged…” and have no connection with it in their daily lives.
The project founder of Urushi Contempo started this activity after working for an airline and then working as an English interpreter guide.He felt something like “life” in the lacquerware and kimonos he encountered in the tea room of a tea ceremony. . Urushi works (lacquer art) started to seem like people. “Lacquer” is also said to be “Japan’s forgotten treasure” and has fans all over the world. In addition to so-called traditional lacquerware, there is also modern lacquer art that many people say, “I’ve never seen anything like this before!” “New” and “Interesting art!” I hope you will know about it.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/52734/7/resize/d52734-7-f72ba2b7e3928fcd3733-1.jpg&s3=52734-7-7069f0f2efe29a9da90e26ee65860fdc-3900×2600.jpg] Image of Urushi Art
Artist: Fumie Sasai, Naoko Kusuda, Mayumi Onagi, Yohko Toda, Riina Kurosawa 2. History: IdeaWoman Co. History of planning and coordination ● Established in 2018
・A new style of traditional craftwork will be exhibited at the “Emperor’s Birthday Celebration Reception” hosted by the Japanese Embassy in Singapore
・Planning and holding an experiential exhibition of Japanese culture at a 5-star hotel in Singapore
●2019
・Planning a maki-e saxophone performance at an international conference reception hosted by the New York State Bar Association in the United States
●2020
・Started a corporate training/learning project with University of Tokyo professor (philosopher) Shinji Kajitani as instructor. ・[Art x Philosophy Dialogue] Seminar series “Is lacquer a fake? A new normal for lacquer artists and philosophers,” etc.
●2021
・Art For the Future, supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs! “Shigeaki Hinohara Memorial Orchestra Performance at Karuizawa Ohga Hall – Featuring Violinist Teiko Maebashi” Planning and co-sponsoring, lacquer art and German crafts exhibition, ikebana stage decoration (sponsored by Karuizawa Tourism Association, etc.)
●2022
・Pop-up “Botanic Art Weekend” project held at Karuizawa Shoten (Tsutaya Shoten) ・Charity talk “Philosophy Cafe – Roofless Hospital Karuizawa’s one-of-a-kind medicine and lacquer art” project held
・IKEBANA workshop “Breathe at ease, wear roses” project held ・DESINART Tokyo exhibition project “Recycled Crafts Exhibition” Coordinator, lacquer art exhibition (Venue: Tokyu Plaza Shibuya) ●2023
・Speech at Kyoto Rakusai Rotary Club
・Exhibition of lacquer art at “Porsche Art Weekend” (Venue: Porsche Center Kyoto)
・Lacquer art production project “Sushi plate”
・Lacquer art production project “1948 classic car x lacquer art”
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/52734/7/resize/d52734-7-b26ddc1e42ff179b5e97-2.jpg&s3=52734-7-a31810190170d128d35524cf8c9154d2-3900×2548.jpg] Urushi Contempo: Sushi Plate Project
3. Our Future: Future outlook
As of 2024, we are promoting a social contribution art project called Urushi Contempo.
I hope that the Urushi Contempo Social Contribution Art Project will continue to come to fruition, and that more than 47 global “stars” will be born and active among artists who connect tradition to the future. Along with the artists’ success, I hope that in 10 to 20 years from now, more than 100 sumac trees will be planted (on fallow land, etc.) for lacquer art.
Idea Woman Co., Ltd. / Urushi Contempo Social Contribution Art Project Office https://ideawoman.jp/

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