Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mingeikan Museum

I came upon this website about the Mingeikan museum and was interested in the textiles. However the more I looked into the site, I wante to share some of the images on my blog along with a link to the site. Ienjoyed viewing the kimono, coats, other textiles, statues, and information on the site.

The Mingeikan Museum (Japan Folk Art Museum) is located in Tokyo, Japan. The museum was founded by Yanagi Muneyoshi (aka Yangi Soetsu).

Although the museum opened in 1936, the movement to rescue common crafts in Japan that was overlooked during the industrieal revolution. Most of the collection is from the Edo Period (1603 - 1867) and Meiji Period (1868 to 1912).

Yangi, Hamado Shoji, and Kawai Kanijiro coined the term "Mingei."

All of the following was retrieved from the Mingei Musuem and from the Edo period.

Haori or half coats made of deerskin

Dyed Cloths

Bingata Dyeing Method-Okinawa Islands

Bingata dyed kimono

Kimono with family crest 18-19th century

If you would like to see more of their collection and learn more about the museum, visit their website at: http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/index.html

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