Bunkasai (sponsored by Jacop ) was held again this year, and Coloratura sold handmade items such as miniature clay and tsumami zaiku(Japanese fabric accessories etc.) crafts.
Many organizations and vendors gathered to share and introduce Japanese things, selling Japanese food, sweets, Japanese style goods... bazaars, calligraphy, Japanese cafe, Japanese songs performed by Japanese chorus groups (I also sang it), and also water balloons (yo-yo) fishing.. and lots more.
At Coloratura, we offer miniature clay products(mainly Japanese-style items such as rice balls and Japanese sweets), Japanese-style fabrics accessories and decorations etc. , and many people were interested and purchased the goods.
We met many new customers as well as friends and acquaintances, people who had participated in my workshops before, and we had a very fun and fulfilling day. I also was able to meet other stall holders around our table. I was happy to be able to participate in this kind of event and was able to introduce Japanese-style items.
I would like to thank everyone at Jacop who hosted Bunkasai, SAKB who provided the venue, the volunteers who helped set up, and also everyone who visited there yesterday.
The Japanese Cultural Festival “BUNKA-SAI'' will be held in Amstelveen again, and Coloratura will also have a stall.
BUNKA-SAI festival will be held by JACOP (Stichting Japanese Communities Platform) at the Nemo Sabo in Amstelveen, and the first event last year was a great success with many visitors. I think this year's event will be even more exciting.
Coloratura have a range of Japanese-style handmade small items and accessories made of clay, as well as flower accessories using Japanese fabrics. I’m preparing various items you can use on a daily basis, such as keychains, bookmarks, magnets, boxes, and decorative items.
There will also be a variety of other shops and events, so please come and visit us. We are looking forward to seeing you at the BUNKA-SAI festival.
《Date and time》 21 October (Saturday) 12:00〜16:00
《Place》 SAKB Kunstlokaal Address: Ouderkerkerlaan 15, 1185 AB Amstelveen
(The Japanese choir group "Sora", in which I am a member, will also sing (from 12:15 to 12:35. I won’t be at the sales table during that time). Please come and listen to us too.
Yesterday, I participated in SAKB open day in Amstelveen.
Since the event was co-sponsored by the art facility SAKB, and the Japanese volunteer group Jacop, there were art exhibitions, Japan-related shops and event such as Coloratura's Japanese-style handmade goods sales & miniature clay rice ball making workshop, Ikebana(flower arrangement) and Kintsugi workshops. There were also Japanese chorus performances, kimono demonstrations, sales of okonomiyaki and sushi, and so on.
This time, I am grateful to have been invited by the head of SAKB to participate. Furthermore, at the end, I received such a wonderful bouquet from him.
It wasn't an event with many visitors, but at such an event, we were able to have more conversations with customers, interact with other stallholders, and can enjoy ourselves in a relaxed and at-home atmosphere. It was a fun and fulfilling day.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us and involved in the event.
☆ Coloratura offers miniature clay workshops from time to time.
✳︎ アムステルダムのキッチンスタジオにて、おにぎり販売されてる傍らで、おにぎりや和菓子のミニチュア粘土ワークショップも行いました。(2023年3月) ✳︎ At the kitchen studio in Amsterdam, while selling rice balls, Coloratura held a miniature clay workshop on Japanese food(rice balls..) and Japanese sweets. (March 2023)
Yesterday, many people came and experienced the Coloratura‘s workshops.
I felt that the number of visitors to the festival overall was lower than last year due to the heat of over 30℃, but all the six Coloratura workshops I held were all full, except for the Origami workshop.
When I asked the people who participated the workshops, I found that there were more people saw my workshop and applied there rather than those who came to my workshop getting information in advance.
I'm glad I’m happy to make many people known Coloratura’s workshop and participants enjoyed them.
Also I am happy a lady asked me the way to reserve the workshops in advance, and both mother and daughter were looking forward to coming, as well as some people those who participated last year came again as repeaters.
Miniature clay “Japanese food “ workshop ①
Paper craft “Origami box” workshop
Fabric craft “key chain” workshop
Miniature clay “Japanese sweets “ workshop ①
Miniature clay “Japanese food “ workshop ②
Miniature clay “Japanese sweets “ workshop ②
Thank you very much to all of you..
those who participated in the workshops, those who were not able to participate due to lack of seats but were interested, and those who held the Japan Festival, friends and acquaintances who came to talk to us …
Yesterday, in fact, was the just two-year since I came to the Netherlands.
During two years, I participated in various events and markets, held miniature clay lessons and workshops…
I tried my best, met a lot of people and was able to do many things like this.
Thank you for your continued support.
✳︎ For the people who were unable to participate due to lack of seat this time, I look forward to your participation at another opportunity.
There are no plans to hold workshops at events like this Japan Festival for the time being, but Coloratura holds workshops from time to time.
Coloratura will hold Japanese-style handcraft workshops again this year at Japan Festival in Amstelveen stadshart on Sunday, June 25th.
I will offer the workshops of miniature clay (Japanese food, Japanese sweets) that were popular last year so please join the workshops on this occasion, and also hold workshops that you can make key chains and boxes using Japanese-style cloth and origami paper.
Last year, the workshops were fully booked and many people were unable to join. If you are interested, please come early.
The Japan Festival in Amstelveen is one of the largest Japanese events in the Netherlands, with over 10,000 visitors.
There are also many Japanese food stalls and stage performances.
(I am a member of the Japanese Choir “Sora", and I will sing on the stage from 13:40 to 13:50. Please come to stage and listen. (During that time, I won’t be in the Coloratura workshop stall.)
Please come to join us with your family and friends.
６月25日(日)にアムステルフェーンの スタッツハルトで開催されるJapan Festival で、 今年も和風ハンドクラフトワークショップを 開催します。
On May 28th (Sun), Coloratura will sell Japanese-style handmade items at Japanmarkt, hosted by the Japan Museum Sieboldhuis in Leiden.
I have a range of Japanese-style handmade small items and accessories made of clay, as well as flower accessories using Japanese fabrics. There are also many items such as keyrings, bookmarks, magnets, boxes and ornaments for everyday use.
《Place》 Along the canal with the Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis
☆Coloratura’s stall is located between Seiboldhuis and Horus botanicus Leiden (close from the entrance of Horus botanicus Leiden).
《Date and Time》 May 28 (Sun) 12:00-17:00
If you live nearby or are interested in the Japanese market, please come and visit us.