About JAJ

Jewelry Artists of Japan
The community for young jewelry creators

Japan has been traditionally blessed with creators full of delicate and artistic skills and inspiration, such as metalworkers and ornament artisans.

Introduction Japan has been traditionally blessed with creators full of delicate and artistic skills and inspiration, such as metalworkers and ornament artisans. “Let’s carry on this unique culture and produce goods that are needed in the society, based on the Japanese identity.” This was the motif of our movement when it was started in 2012 by Akiko Yonei of Shinko studio. It is a community where people who are involved in jewelry making such as jewelry artists, craftspeople, designers, producers, sellers and other stakeholders come together to support young jewelry artists. As we encourage new talents, we want to initiate a new experiment to make jewelries more approachable for producers, manufacturers, sellers and eventually, wearers. Currently, we organize study groups for young jewelry artists and seminars for people from various fields. Our clients include Art University or college students and graduates studying jewelries, bidding jewelry artists, craftspeople and different kinds of people who want to support them. Members can interact on our Facebook group. We also publish information on e-mails and JAJ newsletters. We do not have membership fees as of now. While our external seminars require some participation fees, smaller study groups for young people are all free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our lecturers.

Jewelry Artists of Japan organizer
SHINKO STUDIO CEO
Akiko Yonei

Purpose of this community

To nurture and create a channel of communication for the old and new generation and educate the young in order to develop the traditional craftsmanship of Japanese culture.

Sponsored by SHINKO STUDIO

Eligibility

Eligibility for Creators

Aimed at craftsmen, artists, designers (including commercial designers), producers, or students wishing to pursue a career in craftsmanship in the future who are under 35 years old (at the time of application) of any nationality and are interested and involved in creation with craftsmanship. Ideally, but not restricted to specialization in jewelry. Amateurs are not allowed.

Eligibility for Mentor

Over 36 years old who is already working as a professional. For those who can teach and act as an instructor. You are expected to give feedback and comments to participating creators.

Please join our Facebook Page. We will then send you an application form and process it after you send it back to us. The application will be accepted if there are no problems with it.

Please give comments and share your ideas with give your comments to the younger generation.
Please share your own question that you have based on your own problems and experiences.

(Notice) SHINKO STUDIO will not be responsible for any troubles caused within this community.