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The Living Treasures of France

The Living Treasures of France / Hyokeikan     September 12, 2017 (Tue) - November 26, 2017 (Sun)

  
ISIS (In collaboration with Môdjari), Michel Heurtault, 2013 (Private Collection) (c) Greg GONZALEZ

Modeled on the Japanese certification of “Living National Treasure,” the French equivalent, called "Maître d' Art" or “Master of Art,” was established in 1994 by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the ministry in charge of cultural and artistic affairs. The purpose of this certification is to preserve and pass down traditional craftsmanship to future generations while promoting innovation. This is the first exhibition of its kind in the world introducing one artist from each of the fifteen fields, including ceramics, glass, leather, tortoiseshell, feather, umbrellas, fans, and wallpaper. Visitors are invited to view and experience outstanding craftsmanship and tradition, as well as splendid beauty that will inspire future generations.

 

Highlights of the Exhibition

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Highlights of the Exhibition

 

 

Room 1: Ceramic

 

Tenmoku bowls



Tenmoku
bowls
Jean Girel
2017
Private collection
(c) Philippe Chancel

 

 

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Room 2: Tortoiseshell Art, Leatherwork, Gold and Silver Smithing

Tulip glass
Tulip glass
Roland Daraspe
1992
Private collection
(c) Philippe Chancel

 

 

 

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Room 3: Straw Marquetry, Hand blocked Wallpaper, Freehand Metalwork

The Infinite

The Infinite

Nathanaël Le Berre
2014
Private collection
(c) Nathanaël LE BERRE
 

 

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Room 4: Umbrella and Parasol Design, Fan Design

Isis


ISIS (In collaboration with Môdjari)
Michel Heurtault
2013
Private collection
(c) Greg GONZALEZ


 
 

 

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Room 5: Pleated Textile Design

The Power


The Power

Pietro Seminelli
2016
Private collection
(c) Philippe Chancel


 
 

 

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Room 6: Heliogravure, Heraldic Engraving, Embossing (Gaufrage)

Ceramic Imprint
(detail)


Ceramic Imprint

Gérard Desquand
2006
Private collection
(c) Philippe Chancel


 
 

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Room 7: Feather Art

Alcove

Alcove
Nelly Saunier
2009
Private collection
(c) NS

 

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Room 8: Glasswork

Research (In collaboration with Yvan BELLETTRE)

Research (In collaboration with Yvan BELLETTRE)

Emmanuel Barrois
2017
Private collection
 

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General Information

Period Tuesday, September 12 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Venue Hyokeikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Until 21:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and November 2
Until 18:00 on September 17, September 18 and September 24
Until 22:00 on September 22 and September 23
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays, Tuesday, September 19 (Except for Monday, September 18 and Monday, October 9)
Admission Adults: 1,400 (1,200/1,100) yen
University students: 1,000 (800/700) yen
High school students: 600 (400/300) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 
* Prices shown in parentheses indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
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Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from July 1, 2017 to September 11, 2017.

Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, NHK Promotions Inc., The Asahi Shimbun, HEART & crafts
With the Support of French Ministry of Culture, French Embassy / Institut français du Japon
Mecenat of Bettencourt Schueller Foundation
With the Sponsorship of Van Cleef & Arpels, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
With the Cooperation of National Institute of Arts and Crafts,
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., TAKEO Co., Ltd., Pierre Hermé Paris, J-WAVE, Redactik, Loupi
Curator Hélène Kelmachter
Scenography Lina Ghotmeh
Technical Design Support Yatsu Chahal Architects Co., Ltd
Technical Adviser Hiroshi Yoshino Architects
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600  (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://www.fr-treasures.jp/ (In Japanese)