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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012


"Muneyoshi Yanagi"


Staff writer

Muneyoshi Yanagi (1889-1961), better known as Soetsu Yanagi, was the founder of the Japanese folk craft mingei movement, which promoted the art of everyday objects created by anonymous or ordinary craftspeople.

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"Galena Glaze Saucer With Goat Image in Trailed Slip" (1952) by Bernard Leach THE JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM

Among the ceramics, textiles, woodwork and paintings from the Yanagi collection are calligraphic works and manuscripts by Yanagi himself, as well as items created by his son, Munemichi, who was a product designer; Jan. 7-Feb. 29.

Osaka Museum of History; (06) 6946-5728; 4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka; Tanimachi 4-chome Station, Tanimachi Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., till 8 p.m.) ¥1,000. Closed Tue. www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp

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