"40th Anniversary of the Reversion of Okinawa: Ryukyu Bingata" Exhibition
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Muneyoshi Yanagi, founder of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, frequently travelled to Okinawa from 1938 and worked to introduce Ryukyu (Okinawan Island) culture and crafts to wider audiences. This exhibition draws on the Museum's collection of 135 items collected by Yanagi, presenting around 70 works of "bingata", Okinawa's vibrant and technically adroit dyed textiles, and superbly patterned furoshiki wrapping cloths.
From 2012-09-04 To 2012-11-24
The fabric of Okinawa design
By C.B. LIDDELL
Special to The Japan Times
With the typical "white box" museum, everything depends on the contents of the exhibition, but with the Mingeikan (The Japan Folk Crafts Museum), the museum itself is very much part of the experience. This is clear from the moment you slide open the entrance door and take off your shoes to shuffle around in slippers....