An Appreciation of Japanese Culture
Through Conceptual Jewellery

10 October 2018

National Design Centre

a moment

© Kashikey Co.,Ltd.

In conjunction with Ms Tomoko Kodera's participation in the Jeweluxe Singapore 2018 at Ngee Ann City, she will be giving a talk about her unique jewellery design concept, inspired by her Japanese roots. One example is her masterpiece "Bento", and one can even open and close the bento box.

Join us at National Design Centre, to find out more about how Ms Tomoko Kodera finds inspiration from the design process to the actual crafting and technique. You will also be able to see her brilliant jewellery creations in person, and personally experience the intricacy of them. This includes her world–renowned masterpiece "Rice husks".

About the Speaker

© Tomoko Kodera

Ms Tomoko Kodera graduated from Kyoto University of Art, with an associate degree in Japanese painting. Thereafter, she started her career as a textile designer. She aimed to be a jewellery designer when she started wearing pierced earrings, and then enrolled in Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry. She graduated from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in 1990, after which she joined Kashikey Co., Ltd. as a jewellery designer.

She has won numerous awards including Platinum Design of the Year 1996 Product Award (1996), JJA Jewelry Design Award 2004 Grand Prix (2004), JJA Jewelry Design Awards, the Japan Jewelry (2005), and Platinum Guild International Award (2005). She launched the "15 DEGREES Ring" line, specialised for weddings in 2010, and exhibited two food-themed pieces, "Bento" and "Rice husks", at the Belgian Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015. She is also the first Japanese to have won the HRD award, during the HRD Awards 2015 International Diamond Jewelry Competition, Grand Prix.

Details of the Event


Wednesday, 10 October 2018


7:00pm - 8:30pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)


National Design Centre, Auditorium
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969



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Where is National Design Centre?

The National Design Centre is within walking distance from Bugis and Bras Basah MRT stations. It is also accessible by bus along Middle Road, Victoria Street and North Bridge Road.

Getting to National Design Centre
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969

By Public Bus:
Middle Road (Midlink Plaza): SBS Transit 56 and SMRT 980
Victoria Street (St Joseph’s Church): SBS Transit 130, 133, 145, 197 and SMRT 851, 960, NR7
Victoria Street (Bras Basah Complex): SBS Transit 2, 12, 33, 130, 133 and SMRT 960, NR7
North Bridge Road (Cosmic Insurance Building): SBS Transit 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197 and SMRT 851
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
Circle Line – Bras Basah station (a 5-minute walk to the centre, take Exit A)
East-West Line – Bugis station (a 5-minute walk to the centre, take Exit C)
Downtown Line - Bugis station
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Parking is available at the following car parks near the centre, along:

Queen Street: Public and HDB car parks
Middle Road: InterContinental Singapore Hotel and Bugis Junction car park
Victoria Street: National Library Building and Bugis+ car park

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