Contemporary Japanese Crafts

In order to provide an understanding of a wide variety of crafts, this exhibition identifies several characteristics of contemporary Japanese crafts through 64 works including the work by Sayoko Eri (1945-2007), who used to be a living national treasure, classified by materials (for example, ceramics, dyed fabrics, and lacquer ware), by historical period, or by group of artists.

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This touring exhibition is completed.

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

February 16 - May 15, 2016
Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Manggha (Cracow, Poland)

January 12 - February 7, 2016
Museum of Decorative arts and Design (Riga, Latvia)

July 31 - August 10, 2015
Iranian Artist's Forum (Tehran, Iran)

May 13 - June 12, 2015
Culture House Kappelborg (Skagen, Denmark)

Photo of contemporary Japanese craft 1
ERI Sayoko, Covered bowl with kirikane and decorated with colours, "Spring Wind", 1993

Photo of contemporary Japanese craft 2
MITAMURA Arisumi, "Faraway Stars," 1990

Photo of contemporary Japanese craft 3
ICHISHIMA Ogyo, Octagonal box, "Flash," 1996

Photo of contemporary Japanese craft 4
KOBAYASHI Hideo, "Bowl of layered glass with cut design of chrysanthemum, "1990

Photo of contemporary Japanese craft 5
IMAIZUMI Yoshio, "Bowl with design of plant and flowers in overglaze enamels, "1993

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