THE NEW JAPAN ISLANDS 2020

PROGRAM

The Birth Place of Mingei Founder Muneyoshi Yanagi

2020.03.22 11:15 am - 11:25 amAREA : STAGE

The Birth Place of Mingei Founder Muneyoshi Yanagi

Mingei (folk craft) inevitably became the subject to express the concept and main content of this year’s The New Japan Island, Cycles of Hyper Intuition, the idea of super perception which exceeds the visual capability of the human vision. Executive Director Yoichi Ochiai traces the footsteps of Muneyoshi Yanagi, the founder of the Mingei movement.

Yoichi will discuss his findings regarding the two main concepts of Mingei in this digital age. In the latter part of the session, he welcomes Ou Sugiyama of the Mori Building Co., Ltd. and together they unravel the memories and history of the town around Azabu Ichibeicho, the birthplace of Muneyoshi Yanagi, as well as discuss the importance of retaining and adopting the local history and flavor of a city in its future development.

Yoichi Ochiai

Yoichi Ochiai

Executive Director
The New Japan Islands

Ou Sugiyama

Ou Sugiyama

Senior Manager, Experience Planning Unit, Town Management Department
Mori Building Co., Ltd.

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