The Future is New, The Past is New The Museum’s Collection of Crafts

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Event

The Future is New, The Past is New The Museum’s Collection of Crafts 
Jun 11, 2016 (sat) – Sep 4, 2016 (sun)
Hours: 10:00 ~ 17:00(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed: Monday

Admission fee: Adults:900yen(800)
Students (high school and university): 500yen(400)
Junior high school students and under: free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities: 300yen

http://www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com/english/tokubetu/32068/

Venue

ASAHI BEER OYAMAZAKI VILLA MUSEUM OF ART
http://www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com/english/
Access: 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto, 618-0071 Japan 
Tel: 075-957-3123
Hours: 10:00 ~ 17:00(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed: Monday
(Tuesday if the Monday is a national holiday)

Description

The future is new, and the past is also new*”
- Soetsu YANAGI

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, this exhibition displays ceramic masterpieces from all over the world, collected by Tamesaburo YAMAMOTO (1893-1966), the first president of Asahi Breweries, and works of artists supported by Yamamoto, revealing his sense of beauty and contribution to arts and culture.
Soestsu YANAGI (1889-1961), the leader of the Mingei Movement, re-evaluated traditional folk crafts
which were fading away as society rapidly modernized. Sympathizing with Yanagi, Yamamoto passionately supported the movement and collected ‘unknown’ old ceramics from the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as popular pieces from China and the Netherlands. Yamamoto discovered a new beauty from these antiques and tirelessly encouraged artists in his generation, such as Kanjiro KAWAI (1890-1966) and Shoji HAMADA (1894-1978), who created modern forms inspired by traditional objects.

*‘ Getemono no Bi ’ (Beauty of Common Objects), Echigo Times. September 19, 1926

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