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Thursday, September 19, 2013

The 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

The year's 18th typhoon Man-yi lashed Japan, causing wind disasters and floods. On the 16th, the area along the Katsura River in Arashiyama, Kyoto was also flooded just berore the autumn sightseeing season. About 10% of 200 shops and 20 hotels suffered damage from water, but lightly-damaged shops are already back in business.

September 19 corresponds to the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar this year. Moon Viewing is held on this day. It comes from the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.

The 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition(日本伝統工芸展) is being held at Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo from September 18 to 30.

The exhibition requires the applicants to create sophisticated design based on high degree of professional skill in Japanese traditional techniques. The exhibition's winning works are available in each venue, but their prices are not indicated.

The Exhibition will travel through the following venues:

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Store, Tokyo
September 18-30, 2013
Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Store:

Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
October 2-7, 2013
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store:

Takashimaya Kyoto Store, Kyoto
October 9-14, 2013
Takashimaya Kyoto Store:

JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan Store, Osaka
October 16-21, 2013
JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan Store:

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecure
October 25-November 3, 2013
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art:

the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
November 12-December 8, 2013
The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art:

Shimane Art Museum, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture
December 11-25, 2013
Shimane Art Museum:

the Kagawa Museum, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
January 2-19, 2014
The Kagawa Museum:

Mitsukoshi Sendai Store, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecure
January 23-28, 2014
Mitsukoshi Sendai Store: version only)

Mitsukoshi Fukuoka Store, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
February 11-16, 2014
Mitsukoshi Fukuoka Store:

Mitsukoshi Matsuyama Store, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
February 18-24, 2014
Mitsukoshi Matsuyama Store:
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Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
February 26-March 16, 2014
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum:

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