Current Exhibition

MINGEI: The Beauty of Everyday Things

July 13 - September 23, 2024

About 100 years ago, philosopher Soetsu Yanagi advocated for the popular handicraft mingei. Under this concept of mingei, one loves the beauty in everyday life and thinks of its materials and creators. This concept is regarded today as essential again, and it continues to become familiar in our lives.
This exhibition will explore the theme of clothing, food and housing in relation to mingei, and will display approximately 150 beautiful objects, which have been used in our lives. Also, this exhibition visits the still existing producing areas of mingei and introduces the creators who work there and the handwork that is handed down there. Moreover, one of the highlights is an installation that merges mingei with the lifestyle of the present age and is from Terry Ellis / Keiko Kitamura (MOGI Folk Art directors), who had been successful for a long time as directors at select shop BEAMS until the year before last and have played significant roles in the present mingei trend.

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Period July 13-September 23,2024
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [Except August 14] , July 16, September 17
Admission Adults 1,300yen [*1,000yen], University students 650yen [*500yen], Advance ticket 1,000yen
  • If used on the same day of admission, visitors can also use their entry tickets for this exhibition to attend the Collection Exhibition.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in [* ] are applied.
  • Free admission both to collection exhibitions and special exhibitions for the following visitors.
    1. Children, students [elementary, junior high or high school students, etc.]
    2. Persons escorting children/students for school activities or social activities. [Submission of admission free application is necessary.]
    3. Disabled persons with any type of disability certificate and one accompanying person are free
  • Advance tickets are available from June 16 to July 12, 2024.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2,3,4
Organized by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design│THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN│KITANIHON BROADCASTING CO.,LTD.│The Asahi Shimbun Company│TOEI COMPANY,LTD.

Special Cooperation
The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

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