The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands focuses its cultural activities on Kyoto in 2019. Holland-Kyoto’s aim is to strengthen the ties between the cultural scene of Kyoto and that of the Netherlands and establish a lasting, reciprocical exchange. Holland-Kyoto will create new chances for makers from the Netherlands in Kyoto, but also invite and encourage the cultural scene in Kyoto to link up with these creatives and to come to the Netherlands.

Kyoto – the ancient capital of Japan for over a thousand years – was chosen as our new destination, because many artists, designers, architects, etc. from the Netherlands visit Kyoto for inspiration, to create new work or participate in one of the many international cultural festivals. Holland-Kyoto finds its origin in the embassy’s International Cultural Policy for Japan entitled ‘opportunities beyond Tokyo’ and follows our first regional program Holland-Kyushu implemented in 2016-2017.

Projects
  • Dance workshop + Q & A by the Nederlands Dans Theater

    NDT is recognized as the world’s leading contemporary dance company and will give a workshop and Q&A-session at the Kyoto Arts Centre on June 25th. It is a special occasion as it is for the first time in 13 years for NDT to come back to Japan, and coincides with its 60th anniversary since its […]

  • Textile designer Mae Engelgeer collaborates with HOSOO

    HOSOO, a Kyoto-based textile company founded in 1688 specializing fabrics for high-end interior and fashion design.

  • KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review 2019

    One of the reviewers for KYOTOGRAPHIE portfolio review on April 12-14 is Isabelle van Marle. She is the Head of Artist & Gallery Relations of Unseen.

  • ICOM The Netherlands session at ICOM Kyoto 2019

    ICOM The Netherlands will organize the session ‘Large Impact by Joining Forces’ as part of the ICOM General Conference Kyoto 2019.

  • MONO JAPAN AIR

    MONO JAPAN is an event and platform devoted to contemporary Japanese craft and design and cultural exchange between the Netherlands and Japan.

Reports
  • Screening M.C. Escher – Journey to Infinity

    The screening of M.C. Escher – Journey to Infinity was part of the EU Film Days.

  • Artist talk by Chikako Watanabe

    Amsterdam based Japanese artist Chikako Watanabe is commissioned by the Noseden Artline to present a new work at this biennial art festival which is centered around the Noseden Railroad. Watanabe will focus on Myoken Mountain, the end destination of the railroad. This mountain straddles Hyogo, Kyoto and Osaka. As part of her participation is the artist talk at Kyoto Seika University on June 29th. Subject of the artist talk is “A journey to meet the stars seers: Artscape, Amsterdam, and Mount Myōken”.

  • Villa Kujoyama x Dutch Embassy:

    Kyoto Design Forum

    Villa Kujoyama organized Forum Design Kyoto in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy, acting as a satellite event to the Paris Design Forum that was held from 16 to 18 November in Paris. Through a series of keynote lectures and an incubation session, speakers provided ideas on how to innovate and shape urban environments.

  • Villa Kujoyama x Dutch embassy 2:

    Networks + artworks

    For the second event in the collaboration between Villa Kujoyama and the Dutch embassy, they presented a series of short and dynamic presentations highlighting different aspects of Artist in Residence, entitled ‘Networks + Artworks’ on Thursday 7 February.

  • Res Artis Meeting Kyoto

    Res Artis is excited to announce their 2019 conference Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies. It was hosted by Kyoto City and Kyoto Art Center in cooperation with the Agency of Cultural Affairs.

  • Dutch Waterworks Worldwide

    Photo of the Lake Biwa Water Channel in Kyoto photographed by Dutch photographer Luuk Kramer in 2018 as part of his project Dutch Waterworks Worldwide.

Mentions
  • Ebiya

    There are some interesting historical links between Kyoto and the Netherlands. During the Edo-Sanpu, the the director of the VOC factory on Dejima on his way to Edo would always pass by Kyoto and stay at Ebiya. The Dutch were less constraint in their movements while in Kyoto.

Mentions
  • Ebiya

    There are some interesting historical links between Kyoto and the Netherlands. During the Edo-Sanpu, the the director of the VOC factory on Dejima on his way to Edo would always pass by Kyoto and stay at Ebiya. The Dutch were less constraint in their movements while in Kyoto.

Contact
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Public Diplomacy, Political and Cultural Affairs
TOK-PPC@minbuza.nl

3-6-3 Shibakoen
Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0011

https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/japan