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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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'Tohoku Crafts and Shiko Munakata'

THE JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

Woodblock print artist Shiko Munakata (1903-1975), who was born in Aomori Prefecture, excelled at works that portrayed the nature of northern Japan, including Tohoku.

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"Yodoi-no-saku" ("The Night Visit") from "Birds of Sorrow" series by Shiko Munakata (1938)

His bold compositions and seemingly carefree use of colors often led critics to view the artist as impulsive. However, Munakata believed in maintaining respect for the great wonders of nature and always had a professional attitude toward his work.

As well as works by Munakata, this exhibition showcases a number of other artworks and artisanal exhibits related to Tohoku, including pottery and lacquerware; till June 10.

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum; (03) 3467 4527; 4-3-33, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo; Komaba Todai-mae Station, Keio Inokashira Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. www.mingeikan.or.jp/english.

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