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Netsuke Exhibition at Sakura City Museum of Art

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • (EST)
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • (EST)
  • Sakura City Museum of Art

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Drawstring purse and cigarette which paid for money could enter, and the Edo era, people who wore kimono routinely caught familiar pillboxes in obi in Komon Mito and hung on waist. Clasp attached to edge of string of those "hisagebutsu" (lower thing) is netsuke. Through the Edo era, having roots developed into superior artistry and industrial art object full of senses of fun as one of the compositions of hisagebutsu and was full of the prosperity. Custom with article is in foreign countries to waists, but there is not example which developed as industrial art object for appreciation elsewhere, and, as Japanese having roots, it is thought with Japan's original culture.
When the Meiji era begins, having roots is forgotten rapidly in Japan, but we win popularity in Europe and America, and European and American, there are a lot of Art Gallery and Museum collecting such as the British Museum now afterwards. As for reevaluation being accomplished because the good point is found abroad in this way, route that ukiyoe print followed seems to be near.
By book exhibition, we released collection of precious netsuke that His Imperial Highness Norihito Takamadonomiya was collected with Her Imperial Highness in cathedral. Did not so have that was looked back until now; "introduce various charm of having roots.

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