MINGEI - Another Kind of Art

November 2(Fri) - February 24(Sun)

"Mingei" is folk arts and crafts made by anonymous craftspeople. The exhibition will feature over 100 MINGEI items primarily from the Japan Folk Crafts Museum's collection selected by Naoto Fukasawa.

In 1925, Soetsu Yanagi (1889 – 1961) first named the handicrafts made by anonymous craftspeople "MINGEI," as he recognized the beauty in these everyday items used by common people. The innocent aesthetics and spirit of MINGEI has a strong impact on not only users, but also all people involved in making things, and provide them with triggers to create new energy. The exhibition will feature over 100 traditional and contemporary MINGEI items primarily from the Japan Folk Crafts Museum’s collection selected by its director Naoto Fukasawa. It will also highlight films, photographs and archives, and will unravel the story of "Another Kind of Art = MINGEI," which will be the basis of design inspiration into the future.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 1 & 2

*Admission until 18: 30.

Tuesdays (Except December 25)
New Year's Holiday (December 26 - January 3)

General 1,100yen
University Students 800yen
High school Students 500yen
Free for Junior high school and under
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