Mingei Japan - Soetsu Yanagi and Japanese Folk Craft

Nihonbashi Takashimaya 8F Hall

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The Japanese Folk Crafts Museum was established in Tokyo in 1936 and is dedicated to the “mingei” folk art movement that was advocated primarily by philosopher Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) from the late Taisho era (1912-1926) onward. The museum has continued to collect and preserve folk craft items, hosting various exhibitions and celebrating its 80th anniversary in October 2016.
Around 170 exquisite items will be on display here, including items form the collection that were gathered by Yanagi from areas throughout Japan, starting with objects produced in the late Edo era (1603-1868) - considered the golden age of folk art - and following through to the Showa period (until around the 1950s). The display will also include objects from the collections of other folk art museums in Japan. See how folk craft items influenced the lives of common people in Japan, helping to shape their unique aesthetic sensibilities in different regions around the country.

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from August 30, 2017 to September 11, 2017 at 17:30
Exhibition Hours: 10:30-19:00

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