JFKL May 2016

Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan

Explore the exquisite beauty of traditional crafts from
quake-struck region Detail



In commemoration of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur invites all Malaysians to feast their eyes on the traditional craftsmanship of the region resolutely recovering from the disaster. The 70 objects on display—encompassing pottery, lacquerware, textiles, basket weaving, metalwork and woodwork—epitomize the highly-developed techniques of local artisans and the functional elegance of daily implements used since medieval times. Viewers can observe the folk wisdom of each of the six prefectures that make up the land through their native specialties, which include Kogin embroidery from Aomori, Magewappa and Kabazaiku woodcraft from Akita, as well as decorated candles known as e-rosoku from Fukushima.
Also well-represented are works by artists who found inspiration in the crafting heritage and cultural spirit of Tohoku. There are woodblock prints by Shiko Munakata, screens and textiles by Keisuke Serizawa, and ceramics by Shoji Hamada and Kanjiro Kawai. Serizawa and Hamada have both notably been designated Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) by the Japanese government.
Prior to Malaysia, the exhibition has travelled to Hungary, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Indonesia.




Galeri Shah Alam

16th May~5thJune, 9am-6pm, daily
6~21th June, 9am-4pm, daily
Penang State Museum
1st July~7th August, 2016
9am-5pm (closed on Fridays & public holidays)


You can contact the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur for more information.
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
18th Floor, Northpoint, Block B, Mid-Valley City, No.1, Medan Syed Putra, 59200 KL
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my