Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition Collection Exhibition 所蔵作品展

Light & Shadow for Crafting Crafts: Independent Study for Kids & Adults

Date

Location

National Crafts Museum

About

Light and shadow. Whether natural or artificial, we see them every day. While we speak about their physics, they frequently move us psychologically. We are often completely unconscious of them. Nonetheless, if we pay attention to them, we forget the passing of time. Light rescues us from primitive fears and represents our hopes for wealth and the ideal. It is also likely that a subconscious fascination with shadows and reading the moods they conceal, as in Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows, is a familiar aspect of」apanese aesthetics.
This exhibition is an experiment in exploring from many angles how crafts use light and shadow and gradations between them in pursuit of beauty. Crafts draw out the richness of material in forms in which complexity and rationality overlap. We might say, then, that crafts are the perfect stage for the play of light and shadow. When we hold these familiar but untouchable phenomena in our hands and bring them close to us, we savor pleasures that only craft provides.
This summer, please join us in enjoying the contrast and harmony of light and shadow.

鈴木長吉《十二の鷹》
SUZUKI Chokichi, Twelve Hawks, 1893, National Crafts Museum, National Important Cultural Property,
Photo Saiki Taku

Hours & Admissions

Location

National Crafts Museum

Date

June 18-August 18, 2024

Closed

Mondays (except July 15 and August 12), July 16

Time

9:30 – 17:30
※ Admission until 30 minutes before closing.

Extended hours

Fridays and Saturdays
from Jul. 19 to Aug. 17 and Aug. 11 (Sun.) open until 20:00
※ Admission until 30 minutes before closing.

Organizer

National Crafts Museum

Admission

Individuals Groups (20 persons or more) Discount rate
Adults ¥300 ¥250 ¥250
Students (college/university) ¥150 ¥70 ¥70

Individuals

Adults

¥300

Students (college/university)

¥150

Groups (20 persons or more)

Adults

¥250

Students (college/university)

¥70

Discount rate

Adults

¥250

Students (college/university)

¥70

*Evening Discount (From 17:30-/ Applicable days only)=Adults ¥150 / College and university students ¥70
*All prices include tax.
*Admission is free for high school students, under 18, seniors (65 and over),
and those with Disability Certificates and one caregiver accompanying each of them.

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