Japanese traditional art form introduced to Mongolia

Art & Culture
2018-11-07 12:34:35

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Organized by the Japan Foundation with the support of the Embassy of Japan, the ‘Netsuke--Japanese traditional wood carving in the modern time’ exhibition opened at the National Museum of Mongolia on November 6.

The exhibition is one of the over 20 traveling exhibitions that is organized by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese culture to the world. A total of 65 items are put on display.

Ever since the Edo period, the netsuke was always used by the Japanese as an accessory by tying it from their kimono sash.

When carving a netsuke, there are a few things that are considered important. One would be the “face” of the netsuke to face front when tying it from a sash. Next, it has to be in a shape that doesn’t damage the kimono. And last but not least, the netsuke must have the characteristics of a detailed handicraft from all angles.

The exhibition will take place until December 1.