Noritaka Tatehana “Woodcuts”

Kosaku Kanechika

poster for Noritaka Tatehana “Woodcuts”
[Image: Noritaka Tatehana "Woodcuts #08" (2019) ©2019 NORITAKA TATEHANA K.K. Photo by Keizo Kioku]

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Noritaka Tatehana’s works offer a new perspective and worldview by means of fusing time-honored treasures of Japanese cultural identity with elements of the contemporary. Tatehana’s work at once employs both a birds-eye view and a comprehensive approach to exploring detail. Through his delicately handcrafted works, he expresses Japan’s history and the unique aesthetics, culture, and the various ideas that have been nurtured within it. By rethinking these elements, Tatehana’s works suggest the possibilities that the future holds, such as his signature series “Heel-less Shoes” inspired by the Takageta clogs worn by high class courtesans of the Edo period, which are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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from September 07, 2019 to October 12, 2019

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