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Kōgei: Art Craft Japan


Craftsmanship is a major hallmark of Japanese design. This installation celebrates Japanese kōgei—one-of-a-kind, handcrafted objects made with traditional techniques and natural materials. The works on display highlight the specialized skills of contemporary kōgei artists working in clay, glass, and fabric.

Main Building

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Felice Fischer, The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art; with Naoko Adachi, Andrew W. Mellon Summer Graduate Fellow
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