Soetsu Yanagi and Artist-Craftsmen of the Mingei Movement
commemorating the 80th anniversary of the foundation
January 8th (Sun) - March 26th (Sun), 2017
On display in this exhibition are works of Bernard Leach, Kanjiro Kawai, Shoji Hamada, Keisuke Serizawa, and Shiko Munakata who promoted the Mingei Movement with Soetsu Yanagi. We would like to explore the attractiveness of their works. In addition, works of those who followed them, like Michitada and Kenji Funaki, Tatsuaki Kuroda, Yoshitaka Yanagi, Jiro Kinjo, Shigeo Suzuki, Kichiemon Okamura, and Samiro Yunoki, are also exhibited. Moreover calligraphy and scripts of Yanagi, and related books are on display. Works of artists who got inspired by th beauty of Mingei are introduced.