-Thatching for Tomorrow-
MON 18 September – SAT 14 October 2023
Exhibition Opening Hours: Thursday through Saturday 13.00-18.00
*MON 18 – FRI 22 Sep. open everyday / SAT 23 close
We are pleased to announce the “KAYABUKI -Thatching for Tomorrow-” Exhibition at Lugtje, featuring the Japanese thatched roof company ‘KUSAKANMURI’ by Ikuya Sagara. The exhibition focuses on the preservation of the ancient architectural and thatching techniques, while also diligently seeking innovative possibilities and creating new traditions for the future. We sincerely hope to deliver the aesthetics and grace of this exhibition to all attendees.
Kusakanmuri, based in Ogo-cho, Kobe Japan, is a professional collective that endeavors to preserve and revitalize the traditional thatching technique, encompassing restoration of thatched roofs as well as venturing into contemporary thatching practices. They organize workshops and seminars to introduce thatched roofing to a wider audience.
Their mission goes beyond mere architectural endeavors, as they collectively explore and unlock the potential and allure of thatched roofing from various perspectives. They strive to refine and showcase the essence of this ancient craft to enrich the lives of present-day individuals.
With a shared purpose, Kusakanmuri dedicates itself to promoting the legacy of thatched roofing, revealing its manifold possibilities, and embracing the beauty it offers to contemporary society.
Design Takuma Hayashi