Zakka –Goods and Things
This event has ended.
There are a great many things in our everyday lives that fall under the term zakka, which is generally rendered in English as “sundries” or “miscellaneous goods.” While all these zakka are quite familiar to Japanese and readily available, the definition is elusive: it is hard to put your finger on what makes something zakka.If we were to settle on a rough, flexible definition of zakka, it would probably be something like “things that accompany our everyday lifestyle spaces and provide a subtle element of decoration.” Through acts and experiences of searching for, selecting, buying, using, decorating, mixing and matching zakka, we rediscover the inherent allure of these miscellaneous things, and they in turn bring joy to our lives. Zakka have now become essential components of modern living spaces. This upcoming exhibition will take a broad look at the sensibilities behind zakka and the environments they occupy, viewing them as constituting a unique culture of their own, and drawing attention to the appeal of their design and appearance.