Nov 1st, 2014 - Feb 15th, 2015
Ethnologist and Aomori native Tanaka Chuzaburo spent his life researching and documenting the culture of his home. This exhibition featured implements and clothing from the collection Tanaka spent his life amassing and introduced the culture and lifestyles developed by the people of Aomori to survive the region’s long, harsh winters. Also on display were works of contemporary artists exploring materials from unique perspectives. In an age of rampant cheap and disposable consumption, “Spirit of Life in the North of Japan” provided an opportunity to trace the handicrafts and way of life of people who truly cared for their belongings through tireless maintenance and repurposing.
Towada Art Center
Exhibition: 600 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 1,000 yen
Children (18 and Under): Free
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
Towada Art Center, Yomiuri Shimbun & The Japan Association of Art Museums
Aomori Broadcasting Corporation
In Cooperation with
Aomori Prefectural Museum, Craft Shop Yuzuriha, Youko Kogintenjikan, Nanbusakiori-hozonkai, Nanbuhishizashi-kenkyukai, Hitototesigotokai, Hirosakikogin-kenkyukai, Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya, Terayama World, Yamamoto Gendai, Lion Corporation, Shimizu Corportation & Dai Nippon Printing, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa
Amuse Museum & Towada City Folk Museum
With the Support of
Towada City Board of Education
We are currently preparing for our next project.