Jewelry and the Town: Learning | Documentary Video

"Jewelry and the Town: Learning" of the Tokyo Biennale 2023 is a project to rediscover and re-create the most familiar creation of people - jewelry. Participants gathered from the public are invited to visit Okachimachi, a town specialising in jewelry where craftsmen also gather to create their own accessories by making use of items inherited from their families. In the process, they learn and interact through professional assistance and related cultural courses.

Ahead of the exhibition of results starting in the Fall Period, the history of all five lectures has been compiled in a video.
Enjoy it in conjunction with the exhibition (23 Sept-5 Nov) at the Noga Hotel Ueno Tokyo.



Artists・Members of the Project

Kazuko Koike (creative director)
Aki Ichiriki (tutor/jewelry designer)
Satoshi Iwama (coordinator/artsit)
Tokito Sugiura (assistant director)
Kazuyuki Hashimoto (project partner/Professor of the Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Sunao Maruyama (project partner/Part-time teacher at the Department of Design, Tokyo University of The Arts)
Ryosuke Imamura, Madoka Goto, Taehyun Park, Nemuri Fukushima, Hikaru Yamamoto (the Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts)
The public participants in the project

Guest lecturer: Akira Minagawa (minä perhonen)


Jewelry and the Town: Learning

Visiting Okachimachi, a town of jewelry wholesalers and craftsmen, to rediscover and re-create jewelry, the most familiar creation to us human.