Takumi Next is a POP-UP showcase of the next generation of traditional craftsmen from Japan. The term "Takumi"(匠), refers to an "artisan" or "craftsman" in Japanese. As social norms and lifestyles evolve, we ponder the future of traditional crafts and the existential role of the craftsmen through a fine selection of everyday goods. This edition features 50 pieces of articles from 50 makers and crafts facilities located all over Japan. Through this selection, we hope to present a vision of the future of Japanese traditional crafts.
Curated by SUPERMAMA in collaboration with JETRO (the Japan External Trade Organisation) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Takumi Next aims to support Japanese craftsmen to expand their presence in Singapore. Through the lens of these craftsmen, you can get a glimpse into the inner workings of a nation, Japan’s history and the industries that drive its economy.