Mingei: Japan’s Enduring Folk Arts
Location: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Runs June 20 – October 11, 2015
Mingei Public Programs are free and open to the public
Mingei refers to “hand-crafted art of ordinary people.” It celebrates the beauty and quiet humility in everyday, ordinary and utilitarian objects created by often unknown craftsmen. This exhibit includes over 100 works from throughout Japan: charming items of daily use made of wood, bamboo, paper, straw, shell, lacquers, clay, metal, stone, and other materials.
Saturday, June 27, 3-5pm, Artist Talk + Opening Celebration with Amaury Sait-Gilles
Saturday, July 26, 12-4pm, Make Your Own Mingei Family Day
Saturday, September 12, 3pm, The Tales of Mingei: folklore behind the folk art with Dr. Jan Walls
Saturday, September 26, 12-4pm, Culture Days, Make Your Owne Mingei & Mikoshi Talk
See http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/mingei-exhibit/ for details.