IDÉE CRAFTED TOTTORI
Finding Tottori Craft and Life
Surrounded by natural scenery, the streets in Tottori are fully filled with folk art ambience. In the 20's and the 30's, Shoya Yoshida, a doctor born in Tottori, has been influenced by the thinking of Mingei Japanese folk art movement, he encouraged craftsmen to utilize traditional materials, such as pottery, wood and bamboo craft, dyed fabric to reform into brand new products and this trend has become popular in Tottori. IDÉE visited various kilns and ateliers in Tottori, showing those crafts that integrates with daily life in the exhibition. A photography exhibition of the natural scenery in Tottori taken by Will Cho, a renowned Hong Kong photographer, will also be held to arouse public’s interest in Tottori.
Pottery from four different kilns and glassware atelier in Tottori,
they are characterized with local and personal creative style.