Japan-Germany “UTSUWA” forum

This forum will be the place of free and liberal discussion among professionals and craftsman of Japanese-style rooms and the related people with their own ideas in both Osaka and Berlin as a “kickoff” of UTSUWA Project Executive Committee which was initiated in 2021, a year commemorating 160th anniversary of Japan-Germany relationship. We look forward to your entries. We will live-stream it on that day. We also accept donations from those who are willing to support activities of UTSUWA Project Executive Committee.


○Theme: With an Aim to Achieving the Society in which Craftsmanship and Culture Can Sustain

○Date: 19:00-20:30 (Japan Time)/ 11:00-12:30 (Germany Time) on Dec. 3rd (Fri) 2021 Place: Online (Zoom)

○Entry Fee: Free (A donation ticket will be sold for those who will support the project and purchase the ticket voluntarily)

○Application method: Click here for application https://utsuwa2021.peatix.com


Program (undecided)

Part 1 Lecture

Japan’s wooden housing and craftsmanship ~the current situation and challenges~ Mitsuo Takada (Professor of Kyoto University of Arts and Crafts, Emeritus

Professor of Kyoto University, Board Member of the Federation)


Part 2 Project Introduction

Explanation of UTSUWA project, introduction of the members and comments


Part 3 Discussion

Discussion among the project members


<Guest Speaker>

Mitsuo Takada (Professor of Kyoto University of Arts and Crafts, Emeritus Professor of Kyoto University, Board Member of the Federation)


<Contacts & Offices>

UTSUWA Project Executive Committee (The bureau: Osaka Regional Promotion Initiative Foundation (GIF)


E-mail: kambayashi@daichishin.org


(JP)WEB: https://utsuwa-project.com

Germany(DE)WEB: http://project-utsuwa.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/project.utsuwa/


○Host: UTSUWA Project Executive Committee (The bureau: Osaka Regional Promotion Initiative Foundation (GIF)

○Sponsors: Embassy of Japan in Germany (the 160th anniversary of Japan-Germany relationship Project), Consulate-General of Germany in Osaka-Kobe, Osaka City, Goethe Institute in Osaka/Kyoto, Japanese-German Association (PIIF), Osaka Japanese-German Association (GIF), Osaka Museum of History, Berlin German-Japanese Association

○Collaborators: Creative Network Center Osaka MEBIC, Kyoto University of Arts and Crafts etc.