THIS Christmas, Harbour City transforms into a ‘Christmas Terminal’ to greet everyone to embark on a Christmas journey. Snoopy flies from the United States and begins a festive voyage with us from 25 November 2021 to 2 January 2022.
We can staycation with Snoopy in the ‘Oriental Kyoto Ryokan’, play ‘Merry Go Round’ with Snoopy and Friends and join the ‘Magic Christmas Party’ in Snoopy’ s house.
Art lovers and Snoopy fans can also appreciate and purchase a series worldwide limited exclusive Japanese art collectables and limited-edition souvenirs. Let’s all experience the artistic and cheerful voyage!
1) Snoopy Kyoto Art Voyage : Experience Japanese Crafts – Fabric, Paper, Gold, Painting and Ceramic.
Gallery by the Harbour transforms into a classic Oriental Kyoto Ryokan, Snoopy sits on tatami and greets you! Snoopy and friends are given a traditional Kyoto twist, to experience the exquisite Japanese crafts – Fabric, Paper, Gold, Painting and Ceramic.
The exhibition showcases 50 worldwide limited exclusive Kyo Yuzen dyed Snoopy denim plushies, 50 limited- edition Snoopy Washi Sculptures, Kyo Zogan Inlay Art Collectables, 7 limited-edition 24 karat gold paintings by the Japanese artist – Hisahiro Fukasawa, 5 sets of SIONE Storytelling Pottery by Showko Kawahara (the sixth successive generation of Makuzu porcelain wares), ceramic artworks by Kyoto craftsman – Shinichi Takashima, and numerous exclusive Snoopy souvenirs including postcards, masking tape, enamel pins, mini tote bag and various tableware, etc.
a. Fabric – Worldwide Limited 50 Exclusive Kyo Yuzen Plushie
Speaking of Japanese traditional crafts, let us not forget the meticulous woven crafts. Kyo Yuzen is a Japan-exclusive dyeing technique that originated in Kyoto about 300 years ago. Undergoing 26 handcrafting processes, the vibrant colours and patterns are brought to life with vivid detail, making the artwork invaluable.
The exhibition features a limited edition of 50 Kyo Yuzen dyed Snoopy denim plush with wagara patterns in 5 colours of navy, purple, green, grey & purple and grey & black. Not only do they embody the spirit of craftsmanship, but also a rich cultural connection to Japan.
b. Paper – 50 Limited-edition Snoopy Washi Sculptures
The Washi papermaking technique has been around for one thousand years in Japan. It has been designated as an intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Inspired by the unique texture of Washi paper – soft and thin yet tough -, local artist Ray Wong presents distinct styles of Snoopy Washi Sculptures, done by handcrafted collage works. The sculptures are adorned with harmonious colours, whilst radiating a sense of warmth and comfort and are 100% handmade!
c. Gold – Kyo Zogan Inlay Art Collections
Throughout the history of Japanese inlay crafts, Kyo Zogan remarkably stands out. Ryuji Nakajima, the third generation of a family who has been handing down Kyo Zogan, created 2 Snoopy collectables in limited editions.