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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