Contemporary Japanese Crafts — Reinterpretation, Exquisite Craftsmanship, and Aesthetic Exploration

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art



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poster for Contemporary Japanese Crafts — Reinterpretation, Exquisite Craftsmanship, and Aesthetic Exploration

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This exhibition introduces twelve remarkable contemporary artists—all born in the 1970s onwards—who produce craft works that are rooted in Japanese aesthetics. As we enter a global era in which art and products are increasingly homogenized, Japanese crafts are valued for their unique expression. The featured artists use different materials and techniques to expand the traditional idea of “craft,” pursuing the beauty and diverse possibilities of handmade goods by reimagining the relationship between person and object. The exquisitely crafted works on display embody the three major trends in contemporary Japanese craft arts: reinterpreting traditional Japanese cultural values, pushing the limits of what can be crafted by hand, and exploring the aesthetic potential of crafting materials. They suggest new trends in contemporary Japanese crafting and offer visitors an opportunity to ponder what the future holds for these ancient arts passed down through generations.


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from July 18, 2020 to September 22, 2020
Until 20:00 on 7/24, 9/4. Closed from 8/12 to 8/14.


Adults ¥1000, Seniors 65 & Over ¥900, University Students ¥700, High School and Junior High School Students ¥500, Elementary School Students and under free. Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Note:Closed during the summer, New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 4F Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Bldg., 1-5-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8301
Phone: 03-5777-8600

5 minute walk from exit 3 at Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo line, 8 minute walk from the Shiodome exit of Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines, 6 minute walk from exit 2 at Shimbashi Station on the Ginza line.

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