Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan

The Traveling Exhibition of Japan Foundation 12/Feb/2014 - 5/Mar/2014
The Traveling Exhibition of Japan Foundation intorduces the beauty of long-lasting traditional craftsmanship of Tohoku. The Tohoku region, known for its beautiful mountains and seascapes as well as its rich local culture and history, suffered damage and destruction of unprecedented proportions.

This exhibition reminds us once again of the distinctive appeal of Tohoku's heritage of arts and craft. The displays present works of various genres - ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, etc.- allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse and exquisite world of Tohoku traditions.

The works included in the exhibit present an opportunity to discover anew the high level of traditional craft techniques nurtured in the Tohoku region and the functional beauty of daily implements used since ancient times in Japan. The art and craftsmanship of these works also help us to better appreciate the folk wisdom derived from lives lived close to nature and the manual skills and dexterity cultivated out of that wisdom.