70th Exhibition of Japanese Handicrafts

START: Feb 7, 2024 END: Feb 12, 2024

Since 1954, Japan has been hosting its largest annual public exhibition for the protection and nurturing of its esteemed traditional crafts. Spanning over seven decades, this prestigious event showcases a wide array of categories including ceramics, textiles, lacquerware, metalwork, wood and bamboo crafts, dolls, and various other artisanal crafts.

This year, from a remarkable 1,177 entries, the highest honor, the Japan Craft Association President’s Award, was bestowed upon Mr. Tatsuya Matsumoto from Kagawa Prefecture for his carved lacquer box “Harukani.” Commencing in Tokyo and touring nationwide, the Fukuoka venue will feature a compelling exhibition of 347 selected works, including 19 award-winning pieces.

Visitors have the unique opportunity to view a diverse range of works for free, from those by nationally recognized Important Intangible Cultural Property holders to emerging artists. Additionally, during the event, there will be special explanatory sessions about the works conducted by the holders of Important Intangible Cultural Properties (scheduled daily at 12:00 PM, with additional sessions at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on February 10th and 11th).

70th Exhibition of Japanese Handicrafts, 第70回日本伝統工芸展

• 2/7 (Wed.) ~ 2/12 (Mon., hol.)
• 10:00~20:00 (2/12: ~17:00)
• Free entry
• 9F Mitsukoshi Gallery, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi
2-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

70th Exhibition of Japanese Handicrafts, 第70回日本伝統工芸展

70th Exhibition of Japanese Handicrafts, 第70回日本伝統工芸展

Published: Dec 22, 2023 / Last Updated: Dec 22, 2023

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