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The Japan Kōgei Association (日本工芸会) is a non-profit association dedicated to the protection and development of intangible cultural heritage, traditional "Japanese crafts and supporting artisans such as "Living National Treasures.[1]

The organisation has nine branches across Japan. Each branch has its own study groups and provides training sessions. It holds a group exhibition annually. It had around 1,300 members as of 2016. The organisation works to develop and improve traditional craft and skill techniques.[1] It works with the "government of Japan.

Traditional crafts are divided into seven groups:


  1. ^ a b 公益社団法人日本工芸会. "日本工芸会について-公益社団法人日本工芸会". 

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