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The Japan House Los Angeles HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making exhibition on Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (photo by Ryan Miller/Japan House Los Angeles)

The densely forested Hida region in Gifu Prefecture of Japan is home to wood crafting traditions dating back 1,300 years. Japan House Los Angeles’ complimentary exhibition, HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making, invites visitors to discover the legendary craftsmen of Hida and their design legacy today, embodied in the work of century-old furniture maker Hida Sangyo Co., Ltd.

Select items on display include a chair designed by the late Sori Yanagi utilizing wood-bending techniques native to Hida, now part of the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and a branch spoon created by Ibuki Kaiyama utilizing a traditional chiseling technique.

For audiences passionate about craft heritage, sustainable business, or a closer connection with our natural world, HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making is not to be missed! Exhibition-related events and workshops are also scheduled to make your Japan House visit even more memorable.

HIDA | A Woodwork Tradition in the Making is on view through April 12, 2020. Admission is free.

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