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MORIGUCHI Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design – Crossroads of Creativity

Exhibition

MORIGUCHI Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design – Crossroads of Creativity

2020.10.13 tue. - 12.06 sun.

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Moriguchi Kunihiko has been designated a Living National Treasure for his mastery of the Yuzen (resist dyeing) technique. By boldly combining graphic design ideas and geometric patterns informed by his studies in Paris, Moriguchi has pioneered new creative possibilities that go beyond the traditional craft of Yuzen. From kimono production to graphic design work exemplified by his shopping bags for the Mitsukoshi department store, Moriguchi takes artisanal skills and refined sensibilities accumulated over the course of Yuzen design history as a point of departure for a practice that reintroduces this venerable tradition to contemporary society. This exhibition introduces Moriguchi Kunihiko’s creative activities, which emerge from various intersections between Yuzen and design, tradition and modernity, and East and West.


Exhibition dates 2020.05.23 sat. - 07.12 sun.
2020.10.13 tue. - 12.06 sun.
*Some works will be replaced with others while the exhibition is in session.
First Period : October 13–November 8
Second Period : November 10–December 6

Hours 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing

Closed Mondays

Admission Adults: 1,000 yen (800 yen)
University students: 500 yen (400 yen)
* Figures in parentheses are groups of 20 or more and Night discount on Fridays/Saturdays after 5 P.M.
* High school students and younger are free (with valid ID).
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Collection gallery exhibition is available with this ticket.
* Advance tickets are available until October 12.

  • Yuzen kimono, indigo-tinged tan, gradated lattice design, 1993
    Yuzen kimono, indigo-tinged tan, gradated lattice design, 1993
  • Yuzen kimono, topology of geometric design on white ground, 'Minori’ (Ripening) , 2013, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings
    Yuzen kimono, topology of geometric design on white ground, 'Minori’ (Ripening) , 2013, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings
  • Yuzen kimono, 'Brightness of Snow', 1969, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
    Yuzen kimono, 'Brightness of Snow', 1969, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
  • Study in Green 12, 1990, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
    Study in Green 12, 1990, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
  • Cup-and-saucer set 'Minori' (Ripening), 2016
    Cup-and-saucer set 'Minori' (Ripening), 2016

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MORIGUCHI Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design – Crossroads of Creativity

Exhibition Catalogue 4,620yen (incl.tax)

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