Oct 25, 2009

Jun Yong Bok Exhibit @ Korean Cultural Center

全龍福漆芸展 - “萬年の輝”
Jun Yong Bok Exhibit - "Mannen-no-Kagayaki "

The Korean Cultural Center celebrated its 30th anniversary this May and constructed a new building in Yotsuya 4-chome. An exhibit of the world renowned lacquer artist Jun Yong Bok will be held there to commemorate the opening of the new facility.

Date: Dec.16, 2009 ~ Jan. 9, 2010

10:00 to 17:00
(closed from Dec.31 ~ Jan.3)
Admission: free

☆ Lectures/talk shows by Jun Yong Bok are also scheduled.
Title of lecture:「漆と共に歩んだ私の人生」
Devoting My Life to Lacquer

☆ Title of talk show: 「日本と韓国の漆の歴史そして未来」
The History of Lacquer in Japan /Korean and Its Future

Guests for the talk show include:

Kang Ki Hong, Director of the Korean Cultural Center
Lee Cham, President of the Korea Tourism Organization
Fukumi Kuroda, Japanese actress

Admission Fee: 3,600 yen (a part of the fee will be donated to the LSH Asia Scholarship)


Hyds said...

Hi Flowerbossa!
Did you attend any of his lectures.. I know of a friend who did. It must be really interesting.
Take care.

flowerbossa said...

Hello Hyds!

Yes, I had the pleasure of attending his lectures - in fact, I was there to help out with the reception at the Meguro Gajoen.

I was also at the reopening of the Iwayama Lacquer Art Museum in August.

☆ If you are interested, my chingu chunsengyo-ssi shared a report on the lecture in Kyoto:


☆ My transcription on the lecture in Tokyo:


He is a great speaker, so I am looking forward to his lectures in December.


jenny said...

Dear Flowerbossa

Thanks a lot for the info. Great to hear that u have attend his lectures and is intereting.

Will we far far away and will not have this opportunity .

Best Regards


Hyds said...

Hello again!
Thanks for the links.. I have gone through them again and was astonished by this man's humble beginning and enormous spirit to give lacquer painting a new life in this modern world.
What struck me most in the first part is him believing that BYJ deserves a hobby. I think we are all drawn to these various pursuits which we like the most. It's all up to us to develop this interest. Example is my new passion with photography, you perhaps learning more on lacquer painting, others learning Hangul or pottery, etc..

Learning about Mr. JYB's life has hit home which made me realize I have gone far in life in my own way and there are many things that I should be thankful and grateful.
Many thanks Flowerbossa.

jaime said...

Dear flowerbossa,

Thanks for posting these events. They sound wonderful and I look forward to seeing the exhibits. Hehe, I'd better mark them on my calendar this time :)

love ... Jaime

flowerbossa said...

Hi Jenny,

JYB sonsen-nim is determined to spread the beauty & usefulness of lacquer all over the world, so there may come a day when he will give a lecture outside of Japan!


flowerbossa said...

Dear Hyds,

Yes, I think all of us have come a long way in many ways...

And my encounter with BYJ is one of the most wonderful things that ever happened in my life.

It is quite obvious that he is more than an actor - he has opened up an entirely new world for me.
And meeting people like you is what I treasure the most^^/


flowerbossa said...

Konnichiwa Jaime-san,

It's a good idea that sonsen-nim decided to move his works to Tokyo while the museum is closed.

Be sure to make time to go (although I'm sure Dec is a busy time for you!)