Tuesday 12 December 2023 Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
Bonenkai at the MAS: Exclusive Visit of the “Cool Japan” exhibition
Thanks to the support of Umicore, the Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to end the year together on a high note with a very special event - waving 2019 goodbye: a Bonenkai at the MAS.
We will take you on a whirlwind tour of the global fascination for Japanese visual culture. With unique historical pieces, the MAS shows how Japanese icons such as Hello Kitty, Zelda and Sailor Moon are all part of a long tradition and how both new and old Japanese art continues to inspire the world.
In 'Cool Japan', you can also admire ancient and contemporary Japanese art, discover how fashion designers were inspired by Japan, and get to know the colorful 'Kawaii' (cute fashion from Tokyo).
Do not hesitate to join us for this exclusive event!
17:00 Registration & Welcome
Guests will have the possibility to visit the Exhibition ‘Cool Japan’ freely until the events ends, with possibility to join two guided visits, starting at 17:30 or 17:45 (25 persons max)
18:30-19:30 Networking Drinks at the ninth floor, 9 Beaufort, with guest speaker Professor Willy Van de Walle, Professor Emeritus Japanese Studies KU Leuven
Free visit continues
20:30 End of event
MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom), Hanzestedenplaats 1, 2000 Antwerp (https://www.mas.be)
You can view the pictures of the event below.