Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art

Mitsui Memorial Museum

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[Image: Rokuzan Ando "Cucumber" Private Collection]

Ends in 40 days

Exhibition focusing on newly accredited exceptional works of Meiji Kogei craft from the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum collection of Masayuki Murata, as well as inspired and technically impressive works by contemporary artists who have inherited the DNA of Meiji forerunners working in the craft tradition. Many of these current artists are still largely unknown, but 100 or 200 years from now the value of their craftsmanship is sure to be recognized. This collaboration between Meiji Crafts and contemporary art invites a re-evaluation of traditional crafts within the so-called hierarchy of art and the art history discipline. Discover for yourself how the transcendental DNA of uniquely Japanese crafts has been passed on.

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Mitsui Memorial Museum has teamed up with Eco Edo Nihombashi 2017 so that those who turn up to the exhibition wearing kimono or yukata, or have an admission ticket to an Art Aquarium 2017 event, will be able to enjoy a special discount:
Adults: ¥1000, University and high school students ¥600.



from September 16, 2017 to December 03, 2017


Adults ¥1300, University and High School Students ¥800, Junior High School Students and under Free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays


Address: Mitsui Honkan 7F, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
Phone: 03-5777-8600

3 minutes walk from exit A7 at Mitsukoshimae Station on the Ginza and Hanzomon lines, 4 minutes walk from exit B11 at Nihonbashi Station on the Ginza line, Tozai line, Toei Asakusa line, 7 minutes walk from Nihonbashi exit at JR Tokyo Station.

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