In a remarkable cross-cultural exchange, the Muthesius University from Germany had the opportunity to visit Kobe University in Japan for an excursion and workshop. Thanks to the cooperation between the two universities, the students were able to learn from skilled Japanese craftsmen about the intricate art of working with bamboo. Over the course of their stay, the german students gained valuable insights into the traditional techniques and cultural significance of bamboo craftsmanship in Japan. Working in mixed teams, the students of both universities collaborated closely to create unique designs that combined their respective perspectives and ideas. The exchange served not only as an opportunity for cultural exchange, but also as a valuable learning experience for all involved and deepened the partnership and resulting in a new exchange program.