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Flash (Ogyo Ichishima, Laquerware), 1996

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Group Exhibition

Contemporary Japanese Crafts
Craft Exhibition

11 - 131 Bloor Street West (Suite 213)

In modern times, Japanese crafts have retained traditional forms while allowing for the expression of the artist’s individual temperament.

Some artisans adhere to a traditional artistic view, while others incorporate ideas from the West, such as Art Deco and Constructivism. Some emphasize practical functionality, while others seek to express new artistic concepts in concrete form, or to re-examine the meaning of the materials themselves.

This exhibit identifies several themes in contemporary Japanese crafts and presents representative works, including lacquerware, porcelain, wood, glassware and ceramics.

Works are grouped according to the following themes:

Ostentation, Quiet Refinement, Crispness, Fine Details,
Deformation, Flowers and Birds.

Toronto Culture / Soctiabank