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Friday, September 22, 2017

The 64th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition

The 64th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition(日本伝統工芸展) is taking place at Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo from September 20 to October 2. 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.

See the Japan Kogei Association site for further information: (Japanese version only)
Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition(winning works): (Japanese version only)

The Exhibition will travel through the following venues:

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Store, Tokyo
September 20-October 2, 2017
Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Store:
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
October 4-9, 2017
Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae Store:

Takashimaya Kyoto Store, Kyoto Prefecture
October 18-23, 2017
Takashimaya Kyoto Store:

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecure
October 27-November 5, 2017
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art:

the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
November 16-December 3, 2017
The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art:

Shimane Art Museum, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture
December 6-24, 2017
Shimane Art Museum:

the Kagawa Museum, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
January 2-21, 2018
The Kagawa Museum:

Mitsukoshi Sendai Store, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecure
January 24-29, 2018
Mitsukoshi Sendai Store:

Mitsukoshi Fukuoka Store, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
February 2-7, 2018
Mitsukoshi Fukuoka Store:

Takashimaya Osaka Store, Kyoto Prefecture
February 16-20, 2018
Takashimaya Osaka Store:

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
February 23-March 11, 2018
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum:

※The 64th exhibition is not scheduled to be held in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture


  1. Thank you for the sharing, I had visited the exhibition in Kyoto yesterday and was very amazed as always but the beauty of Those artworks and especially the name and inspiration taken from the 4 seasons of Japan. I can now understand why.

    1. I' m glad if this information helped you! Nature has served as a model for art in Japan. Tea master Sen no Rikyu told his disciples to arrange the flowers as if they were in the fields. Japanese tea ceremony is based on Zen teachings. Many of this year's winners selected nature as a motif. One of them said: "I can never develop my unique style by copying another big artist. So I decided to take nature as a model. It's not copying anyone."

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