• Art and Craft from Kanazawa, Japan

    Led by philosopher Yanagi Sōetsu, the Mingei Craft Movement of the 1920s and 30s rallied people under the slogan “beauty can exist without heroes.” A response to the rapid industrialization of the time, the movement elevated functional, quotidian craft to the level of art and promoted the philosophy of the unknown, egoless artist

Photography by Hajime Kimura

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