The Great Masters of the Folkcraft Movement
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Soetsu Yanagi, creator of the philosophy of Mingei and the founder of the Nihon Mingeikan, had many great artist-friends who believed in, lived by, and propagated his ideas on beauty. Such friends were Kenkichi Tomimoto (potter), Bernard Leach (potter), Kanjiro Kawai (potter), Shoji Hamada (potter), Keisuke Serizawa (textile dyer), and Shiko Munakata (woodblock printer). All were designated as Japan's national living treasures by learning from tradition and developing their own styles based on Yanagi's idea of ethical honesty towards beauty in everyday life. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Mingeikan, more than 200 works of these great masters will be on display.