Traditional and modern kokeshi on display

Past Exhibition

Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy

About this Exhibition

Take a fresh look at the traditional and iconic Japanese kokeshi folk toy by exploring its origins and history, as well as what contemporary artists are producing in homage to this humble object. A special display of custom painted kokeshi is also featured—and available for sale at the Museum Store—by over 100 well-known international contemporary artists. 

 

This exhibition presented in collaboration with:

   LADTA sponsor logo

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Daruma Asset Management, UCLA Paul I. & Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, and Aratani Foundation.

Media Sponsors: 

   KSCI sponsor logo  Rafu Shimpo sponsor logo

Reception Sponsors:

  Hakatsuru sponsor logo  Kirin sponsor logo

About this Exhibition

July 11 - October 04, 2009

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

About this Exhibition

Take a fresh look at the traditional and iconic Japanese kokeshi folk toy by exploring its origins and history, as well as what contemporary artists are producing in homage to this humble object. A special display of custom painted kokeshi is also featured—and available for sale at the Museum Store—by over 100 well-known international contemporary artists. 

 

This exhibition presented in collaboration with:

   LADTA sponsor logo

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Daruma Asset Management, UCLA Paul I. & Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, and Aratani Foundation.

Media Sponsors: 

   KSCI sponsor logo  Rafu Shimpo sponsor logo

Reception Sponsors:

  Hakatsuru sponsor logo  Kirin sponsor logo

About this Exhibition

July 11 - October 04, 2009

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

About this Exhibition

Take a fresh look at the traditional and iconic Japanese kokeshi folk toy by exploring its origins and history, as well as what contemporary artists are producing in homage to this humble object. A special display of custom painted kokeshi is also featured—and available for sale at the Museum Store—by over 100 well-known international contemporary artists. 

 

This exhibition presented in collaboration with:

   LADTA sponsor logo

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Daruma Asset Management, UCLA Paul I. & Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, and Aratani Foundation.

Media Sponsors: 

   KSCI sponsor logo  Rafu Shimpo sponsor logo

Reception Sponsors:

  Hakatsuru sponsor logo  Kirin sponsor logo

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