The Kōgei Dining program, being held in conjunction with the Japan Cultural Expo presented and co-presented project Kōgei 2020 ‒ The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature, offers participants a hands-on experience of craft artistry. This will be a valuable opportunity for participants to confirm for themselves the beauty of utility which cannot be ascertained simply by viewing artworks but by handling them over the meal. Providing a place where participants have the opportunity to interact with ko¯gei artists who support the concept of this program, the aim is to foster a sense of personal closeness with the artistry of ko¯gei. In addition, there will be works displayed at the venue with commentary provided by the artists themselves. These works will be available for purchase so that even after the event participants will be able to have the pleasure of kōgei in their daily lives.