A little under a century ago, art critic and philosopher Yanagi Muneyoshi coined the tern "mingei" to describe Japan's abundant world of folk crafts, and in doing so, he started a movement. This exhibition comes 60 years after Yanagi's death, to celebrate the beauty of the hand-crafted art that he promoted, and the way the Mingei movement evolved throughout the years. Check out this exhibition to admire a variety of Mingei pieces, including ceramics, textiles, woodwork, straw garments, baskets, colanders, and other functional items, plus folk paintings from the collections of Yanagi and other Mingei supporters. And learn more about the movement through a selection of photos, videos, and publications from the time when Mingei was just arriving on the scene!
|Event Name||100 Years of Mingei: The Folk Crafts Movement (Exhibition) (Tokyo)|
|Dates||Oct 26, 2021 - Feb 13, 2022
closed Mondays, New Year's holidays
|Address||3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo|
|Venue Name||The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (東京国立近代美術館)|