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.