Katagami Style, Japan (2012)

In 2012 some of the objects from MoDA’s collections were on show at an exhibition called Katagami Style in Japan

It was shown at the Mitsubishi Ichikogan Museum, Tokyo, the National Museumof Modern Art, Kyoto, and the Mie Prefectural Art Museum. It was curated by three professors from the Japan Women’s University, the Bunka Gakuen University, and the Kyoritsu Women’s University. We’re delighted to be sending some of our Japanese stencils to this show, as it is a small but important contribution to international scholarship.If you are able to see the exhibition then post a comment to let us know what you think of it.

Katagami Style was organised by Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo and Nikkei Inc. It was shown in three venues: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto and Mie Prefectural Art Museum in Tsu-shi. Visitor numbers and Twitter comments testify to how well the exhibition was received over the six months.

The exhibition in Japan will look at the ways that these examples of Japanese craft had an influence on European art and design (including Art Nouveau and Art Deco) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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