Kawai Kanjiro House. Small museum of mingei. Japanese mingei (folk art) is beauty in the non-signature — the beauty of the human touch and spirit imparted into practical, everyday household objects. It is not a showy art but stems from an appreciation of the heritage of traditional craftsmanship strongly connected to our daily life. In keeping with this, mingei artists have seldom signed their works.
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A Japanese Genkan - notice the lower entrance area and cupboard for storage of shoes.