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2024.04.24 - 06.30

MINGEI: The Beauty of Everyday Things

Overview

The philosopher YANAGI Soetsu (1889-1961), who championed the beauty of handmade objects used in people’s daily lives, coined the term mingei for crafts made by anonymous artisans. This exhibition introduces a variety of beautiful mingei works under the themes of Clothing, Food, and Housing, as well as taking viewers on a tour of regions where mingei artisans and their techniques endure today. We also examine how mingei is finding a place in contemporary life and how it may evolve in the future.

Information

Dates:
Wed., Apr. 24 to Sun., June 30, 2024
Closed:
Mondays except Apr. 29 and May 6 (national holidays); Tue., May 7
Hours:
10:00 AM-6:00 PM (last entry: 5:30 PM )
Place:
1st and 2nd floor galleries
Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum (Setagaya Arts Foundation), The Asahi Shimbun, TOEI
With the support of:
Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education, J-WAVE
Cosponsored :
TOPPAN
Special cooperation:
The Japan Folk Crafts Museum
Cooperation:
Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum, Katolec Corporation

Admission

Adults 1700(1400)yen / Seniors(over 65) 1400(1100)yen / University and high school students 800(600)yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500(300)yen / Preschool children Free
*Prices in parentheses ( ) refer to group rates for groups of 20 or more people. To plan a group visit, please contact the museum in advance at 03-3415-6011.
* Admission for visitors with disabilities is 500 yen. Students with disabilities, and one attendant per visitor with disabilities, are admitted free of charge (no reservation required).
* Pre-school children are admitted free of charge (no reservation required).
* High school and older students, seniors 65 and over, and people with special certificates should present their ID at the entrance.


Overview

The philosopher YANAGI Soetsu (1889-1961), who championed the beauty of handmade objects used in people’s daily lives, coined the term mingei for crafts made by anonymous artisans. This exhibition introduces a variety of beautiful mingei works under the themes of Clothing, Food, and Housing, as well as taking viewers on a tour of regions where mingei artisans and their techniques endure today. We also examine how mingei is finding a place in contemporary life and how it may evolve in the future.

Works on Display

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