Mingei: Japan’s Enduring Folk Arts

mingeiWhen: June 20 to October 11,

Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4M7, Canada

Mingei refers to “hand-crafted art of ordinary people.” It celebrates the beauty and quiet humility in everyday, ordinary and utilitarian objects created by often unknown craftsmen. This exhibit includes over 100 works from throughout Japan: charming items of daily use made of wood, bamboo, paper, straw, shell, lacquers, clay, metal, stone, and other materials.


Mingei Public Programs are free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 27, 3-5pm, Artist Talk + Opening Celebration with Amaury Sait-Gilles

Saturday, July 26, 12-4pm, Make Your Own Mingei Family Day

Saturday, September 12, 3pm, The Tales of Mingei: folklore behind the folk art with Dr. Jan Walls

Saturday, September 26, 12-4pm, Culture Days, Make Your Own Mingei & Mikosh