Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the birth of Soetsu Yanagi, the initiator of Mingei Movement and founder of Japan Folk-Craft Museum, this special exhibition traces his achievements. Member of Shirakaba Group, Yanagi promoted a new concept of beauty “mingei (folk craft)” to the world at the end of the Taisho Period, elevating the beauty of utility to the realm of art for the first time.

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