2022 Autumn Special Exhibition: “Shoji Hamada and Sori Yanagi -two chief curators-“

2022 Autumn Special Exhibition,
“Shoji Hamada and Sori Yanagi -two chief curators-”
September 3 (Sat)-December 13 (Tue)

Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) and Sori Yanagi (1915-2011) led their respective fields of pottery and product design. Hamada was the first chief curator of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Osaka, and was succeeded by Yanagi. Both curators shared the same philosophy and policy of collecting and introducing new works of mingei folk art, and the museum holds many works related to them in its collection.
This exhibition showcases the achievements of these two key figures in the development of this museum, through the works they collected, and their attitudes towards mingei and the mingei movement.