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Toyota Fork Craft Museum
The guide of 2017 Exhibition

We open the exhibition for understanding of aesthetic value of handwork and folk craft.
We will sincerely wait for coming to the museum.



  Special Exhibition
Soetsu Yanagi:
 Trajectory of His Collection

  −Focusing on the Crafts of Japan−
 
 
   
Dates
Tuesday, October 17 to Sunday, December 24, 2017
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daini/Daini Mingei-kan)
Time
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed

Mondays

Admission
General 300 yen, High School and University Students 200 yen Free admission for junior high school students and younger, aged 70 and older, high school students living or studying in Toyota City and disabled (requires identification)

One day to experience the beauty of fall leaves and the valley of crafts: Admission to the special exhibition free on November 4
Description

Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) established the Japan Folk Crafts Museum in Komaba, Tokyo at age 47 in 1936. Yanagi is known as the discoverer of the beauty of folk crafts, everyday objects made by unnamed craftspeople. In addition to his role as the founder of the folk-crafts movement, he is a person difficult to describe in a single word with interests ranging from art enthusiast to religious philosopher, thinker and art critic. The Japan Folk Crafts Museum collection has served as a mecca of the folk-crafts movement since its founding with a core of old pieces that should serve as models for new folk crafts. This personal collection of Yanagi dates to before the conceptualization of “folk-crafts” and is characterized by its breadth and range for a single curator. This exhibition is a recomposition of the exhibition planned to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum last year. More than just seeing Yanagi as the father of the folk-crafts movement, through the collection we can observe his lifelong pursuit of faith and beauty as a collector with about 250 Japanese pieces showing a clear progression through the years of the trajectory of his collection.


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【My Collection Story】
 Have you collected something?
 Please share “My Collection Story” in the notebook in the Daini Mingeikan.
 It will be viewable in the Daisan Mingeikan after this period comes to an end.




Related events

● Memorial Lecture: Soetsu Yanagi − Trajectory of His Collection (Before and after formulation of “folk-crafts”)   
Date/time
Saturday, October 28, 14:00 to 15:30
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daisan Mingeikan)
Lecturer
Shintaro Shirotsuchi (Curator, Japan Folk Crafts Museum)
Admission
Free (must have purchased a ticket for the current period)
Capacity
50 (no reservation required)

Gallery talk (Exhibit guidance by staff)
Date/time
Saturday, November 25, 14:00 (about one hour in length)
Meeting place
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daiichi Mingeikan)
Admission
Free (must have purchased a ticket for the current period)
Capacity
20 (no reservation required)

Folk Craft Bus Tour: Shizuoka Mokujiki Buddhas and Kuzufu Workshops with Dr. Kojima
  After touring the Kuzufu workshop at Oigawa, viewing Mokujiki Buddhas in Fujieda
Date/time
Thursday, November 16, 8:30 to 17:30
Meeting place
Toyota City Mingei no Mori Parking Lot
Lecturer
Taiji Kojima (Critic, National Mokujiki Research Association)
Participation
1,700 yen (lunch 1,600 yen, insurance 100 yen, bus free)
Capacity
40 (Mingeikan Friendship Association given priority)
Application
Return postcard received by Wednesday, November 1
Other
No children younger than school age.

Hand Finishing Lecture: Kogin as seen by Yanagi, Experience the Craftsmanship  
After awarding the Koginzashi needlework,
creation of a simple koginzashi broach

koginzashi broach
Date/time
Sunday, December 3, 13:30 to 15:30
Venue
Toyota City Folk Craft Museum (Daisan Mingeikan)
Participation fee
500 yen
Participants
Elementary grade 5 and older (Elementary students accompanied by guardians)
Capacity
15
Applications
Return postcard received by Tuesday, November 21

One day to experience the beauty of fall leaves and the valley of crafts: Admission to the special exhibition free
The special exhibition is free for all this day only. We plan to hold walking events around the Mingeikan and Mingei no Mori as well.
Date
Saturday, November 4


※ Bus tour and hand craft lectures require application by filling in the lecture name, attendee (and grade for elementary students), address and phone number on the back of a return postcard that must arrive at the Folk Craft Museum before the deadline. Participants selected by lottery when over-capacity.
 

<Simultaneous exhibitions> Soetsu Yanagi: Footprints in Aichi

Date
Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, November 26
Venue
Daiichi Mingei-kan Admission: Free
 
 
   
 
   
   
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