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KANTO

“Konosuke Matsushita and Japanese Traditional Art Crafts”

Shiodome Museum

by Delilah Romasanta

Staff Writer

Panasonic founder Konosuke Matsushita valued the traditional tea ceremony because he thought it cultivated modesty. Overall, he was passionate about Japanese traditional-art crafts and an avid supporter of their practice.

This exhibition will feature 90 works by 65 artists, 60 of which have never before been exhibited. All works have a strong connection to Matsushita and exemplify his idea that traditional Japanese-art crafts can contribute to the cultural development of Japan. The museum will hold two lectures on Matsushita’s relationship with Japanese tea ceremony and traditional-art crafts, as well as a workshop in making a bamboo flower basket; April 13-Aug. 25.

Shiodome Museum; (03) 5405-8686; 4F Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Bldg, 1-5-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Shiodome Station, Oedo Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥700. Closed Wed. www.panasonic.co.jp/es/museum.