Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

'Nara's Traditional Crafts: Akahadayaki Pottery, Nara Itto-bori Carving and Nara Lacquerware'

NARA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 27-March 25

Nara Prefecture, an area where crafts have prospered since the ancient times, is still home to much Japanese traditional culture, with production techniques and skills having been passed down generations to become important aspects of Japan’s heritage.

This exhibition puts together historical and contemporary interpretations of traditional crafts, featuring artistically outstanding artifacts of Nara descent — including akahadayaki (reddish color pottery), itto-bori carving and lacquerware — in addition to more recent works.

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art; 10-6 Noborioji-cho, Nara. Nara Stn. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥400. Closed Mon. 0742-23-3968; www.pref.nara.jp/item/190340.htm#moduleid43108