“Engendering Beauty, Preserving Techniques - Artworks by Living National Treasures - “

Tokyo National Museum

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Japan is renowned for its historic traditions in ceramics, textile dying, lacquer ware, metal work, wood work, doll making and other crafts, which has continued to develop and gain further praise to this day. Within this lineage of tradition, those labelled “living national treasures” play a vital role in maintaining the survival and evolution of these forms. This exhibition places a focus on historic craft masterpieces, and important cultural properties, along with people who continue a reverence and challenge towards tradition, in the pursuit of a craft that lives within the day, connecting tradition and the contemporary age.

[Image: Yasokichi Tokuda III Jar with brilliant glaze “Eternal River” (2003)]

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Gallery Talk
Date: 15th-17th January, 21st-24th January, 28th-31st January 13:30-14:00
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
For further information please refer to the museum website.

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from January 15, 2014 to February 23, 2014

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