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Thursday, March 7, 2012


"Muneyoshi Yanagi & Old Tamba Pottery"

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo

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A bucket-shaped water jar with ash-glaze

Muneyoshi Yanagi (1889-1961) dedicated himself to promoting Japanese folk crafts as an art form and making the public aware of the beauty of well-crafted everyday objects. He was the founder of the mingei (folk craft) movement and took the lead in promoting Tamba pottery, which he once described as being uniquely Japanese and brimming with the exquisite beauty of frugality.

Through a display of pieces from Yanagi's personal pottery collections, the show's aim is to rekindle an interest in traditional Japanese craftsmanship; till May 27.

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo; (079) 597 3961; 4, Kamitachikui, Konda-cho, Shinoyama, Hyogo; Aino Station, JR Fukuchiyama Line, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. www.mcart.jp.

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