Kokugakuin University's 140th Anniversary
The Sublime Art of Japan’s Modern Crafts
: Arisugawa-no-miya and Takamatsu-no-miya Family Masterpieces and the Kaneko Teruhiko Marquetry Collectionies
Term：Aug. 31st - Nov. 6th, 2022
We have English explanation part in this exhibition.
Kokugakuin University developed a relationship with the Arisugawa-no-miya family at its founding, and holds items related to them and the Takamatsu-no-miya family. They were kindly given to the university by Princess Takamatsu Kikuko, the successor of the Arisugawa-no-miya family’s rites. To commemorate the 140th anniversary of the university, we are pleased to introduce items handed down in both of these imperial branch families, as well as the collection of alumnus Kaneko Teruhiko, a world-renowned collector of marquetry from Japan and overseas for half a century.
Japanese arts and crafts gradually attracted interest in Europe after the Japan collection of Philipp Franz von Siebold was unveiled in the Netherlands in 1832. Following the Meiji Restoration, the Meiji government mobilized all of its resources to “present the abundance of Japan’s land and the skill of its artisans by collecting and exhibiting good works” at the Vienna World’s Fair of 1873. These intricate and magnificent crafts attracted the attention of Europeans, leading to the Japonisme craze. The beauty of the marquetry pieces shared the country’s advanced decorative woodwork techniques with the world.
The present exhibition will showcase Japan’s gorgeous and exquisite modern crafts that impacted the world at the beginning of the country’s modern period.
|Term||Aug. 31st - Nov. 6th, 2022|
|Place||Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space and Kokugakuin Archives Room|
|Access||Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
Directions to Kokugakuin University Museum
|Hours||From 10:00 to 18:00（Last admission 17:30）