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1981-2021

Forty Years of Wood Crafts by Ryuji Mitani

October 15-29, 2021

Nalata Nalata is pleased to present our third exhibition of wood works by Ryuji Mitani. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the artisan’s career, we will be celebrating this tremendous achievement by showcasing a range of works from the decades spanning collection. In the early days of his career, Ryuji Mitani, born in 1952, began wood carving small wooden brooches during his free time to support his family. Shortly after, he established a brand under the name of Persona Studio. In 1985, Mitani was at the forefront of the Seikatsu Kogei movement that linked crafts with daily living and with the help of his friends, founded the very first Matsumoto Craft Fair. Around this time, he began making what he is renowned for today, wooden tableware, and continues to hand craft works for everyday life in his wood shop and lacquer studios in Matsumoto city.

Further details to be announced in regard to this upcoming exhibition.

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