Jan 28, 2019
For all handcraft lovers and especially if you like quilt and patchwork the huge quilt festival at the Tokyo Dome will be the right place to go for you. Around 290 works from different artists of Japan and also some of international artists can be seen at the exhibition site.
All works are part of the Japan Quilt Grand Prix Contest which has seven categories (Traditional, Original, Wa, Frame Quilt, Bag, Youth, and Junior).
There is also a special exhibition about the Impressionists Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, which drawings are very popular around the world. Four Japanese quilt artists create quilts that capture the world of their favorite Impressionist painters. The works are really impressing since some works look more like a drawing than a quilt.
Also NHK Educational TV Characters quilts can be found in a special exhibition, which is addressed to children.
Beside the huge exhibition, there is also a small stage program, where international quilt artists talk about their quilts. On the other side you can also find many small stores, which sell everything you need for your quilts or patchwork work.
One of my favorite works was about the German storyteller Grimm, which was full of their very popular fairytales.
From: 2019.1.24 -1.30
Admission: 2100 Yen
I´m a german girl living in the center of Tokyo, but my true love belongs to the countryside of Japan (especially Chiba and Hokkaido). I love traveling Japan and explore hidden areas.
I want to help people with my articles to get in touch with the Japanese culture and all the beautiful places you can explore.
Besides traveling around, I love trains, handcraft and my little rabbits.