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Japanese Modernisation and Mingei Theory: Cultural Nationalism and Oriental Orientalism

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Yanagi Soetsu (1889-1961), Bernard Leach and Hamada Shoji are the golden trio of the Mingei (folkcrafts) movement. Regarded as the 'Oriental' movement, it began in Japan around the 1920s and has spread worldwide. It has created many Mingei phenomena such as Mingei museums, Mingei connoisseurs/collectors, Mingei shops and Mingei restaurants. The theory at its core and its a ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 6th 2004 by Routledge/Curzon (first published March 26th 2004)
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