UPDATE: the data connection is very bad 💦
I am not sure I will be able to do the live streaming…
Please check the facebook page for the last minute updates:
in the morning from 8:00 to 9:00 JST I will try to make a guided tour of some old japanese houses in the area.
As anticipated last month, our participation at the Kominka Summit is confirmed!
And even more amazingly: here is a list of the other companies that will exhibit at the Minka mall !!
|Writer’s Booth Azby Brown & Alex Kerr|
|Kohachi Beerworks (Nobu & Jul)|
|Bartok design co.|
|山の家具工房 (local traditional wood furniture)|
|Sustainable Daisen (Giant Salamander NPO)|
|Heart Country Stove|
|Permaculture Center Kamimomi|
|Somokusha (Japanese Natural Herbal Tea)|
|Shimamura Yoshi Shoten|
|Iju House Project|
|Kyoto Prefectural Agricultural Council|
|Hanase Recycle Shop (Ohki-san)|
|Association of Traditional Reconstruction Professionals|
|A・UN Ambience Lamps|
|The Kominka Collective|
|The Kominka Japan Association’s U.S. Office|
|Japan Minka Revival Association|
|ARK Animal Refuge Kansai|
|Miyama Thatched Roof Co., Ltd|
|Suikoushya International Craft School in Kyoto|
|Nantan City Regional Promotion|
|Alex Kerr Antiques|
|Miyama Wood Engineer|
But Kominka Summit 2022 is not only the Minka mall exhibition.
If the management approves, I will try to sneak into the seminar room and bring you to your homes the wisdom of our top-batters:
Keynote speaker for the event is author and lifelong minka and inaka advocate Alex Kerr, whose 300-year-old minka in the Iya Valley, Chiiori, is one of the best-known in all of Japan.
Other speakers include Azby Brown, acclaimed author of seminal books including The Genius of Japanese Carpentry and Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan; traditional plasterer Kyle Holzhueter (the first westerner to pass the level one Japanese National Plastering Exam); traditional architects Jonathan Stollenmeyer and partner Kohei Yamamoto (1st class licensed architect and carpenter); organic farmer and educator Chuck Keyser; and Jaya Thursfield, whose YouTube channel (under the name “Tokyo Llama”) documents his traditional home’s renovation and has more than 15 million views.
(If I cannot sneak in, I will try to interview them after the events)
I am planning to stay connected with zoom and facebook-live during the event and provide a virtual tour to all of you who cannot participate in person.
Topic: kominka summit 2022 through iacopo`s eyes
Time: Apr 22, 2022 03:00 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo
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Meeting ID: 819 3878 4994 Passcode: 777
Last but definitely not least, a big thank you to Stuart Galbraith IV who gave the breath of life to the Summit ＼(^o^)／
I am looking forward to it!