Text: Tiles by Serizawa Keisuke, from the Kaneko Kazushige Collection

Crafts Gallery at the National Museum of Modern Art

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Kata-zome (stencil dyeing) began attracting attention in modern Japan for its lean beauty. A pioneer of modern kata-zome, Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984) was designated a Living National Treasure in 1956 for “Kata-e-zome” (stencil picture dyeing). Presenting his designs and original pictures in addition to kimonos and folding screens, this exhibition will explore his unique ideas and the dynamism of the artist’s way of formative thinking that gave birth to his patterns.

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from March 05, 2016 to May 08, 2016

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