Mingeikan, Sept 2012
41 images Created 25 Sep 2012
The Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Mingeikan)was founded in 1936 by Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961). It is dedicated to promoting the Mingei folk crafts movement and showing items from all over Japan. A contemporary and friend of Bernard Leach, Yanagi believed in the high aesthetic value of everyday items made by anonymous craftsmen working in set traditions.