MINGEI -Another Kind of Art at 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2nd November, 2018 - 24th February, 2019 | 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
In 1925, Soetsu Yanagi (1889 - 1961) first named handicrafts made by anonymous craftspeople "Mingei," as he recognized the beauty in these everyday items used by common people.
The defining characteristics of Mingei, which draws on climate and custom, are handed down from generation to generation, developing originality in material, color, process, application, shape and so on, and evolved into innovative, impulsive, imaginative and original work not restrained by any one form or genre. official website ›› http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/program/mingei/