- October 17 - December 8, 2018
Jomon – Birth of art in prehistoric Japan
The exhibition will showcase artifacts which convey the unique aesthetics of the Jomon Era collected from all over Japan, including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, such as vessels with flame-like ornamentation, clay figurines and ornaments.
The Jomon Era lasted for over 10,000 years. The rich artistic sensibility and spirituality of the people from this period offers profound insight and inspiration for the modern society.
The Japan Foundation’s exhibition entitled, “JŌMON: l’art du Japon des origines,” at the Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris in 1998 was a pleasant surprise, even for the many French people with a deep appreciation for Japanese art.
The new exhibition will bring to Paris a restructured version of the exhibition to be held at the National Museum in Tokyo in summer 2018 entitled, “Jomon: 10,000 years of prehistoric art in Japan.” It will feature a selection of Jomon Era artifacts from all over Japan, including National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, such as vessels with flame-like ornamentation, clay figurines and ornaments. The exhibition will introduce the rich spirituality and beauty of the Jomon culture—the foundation of Japanese sense of beauty.
October 17 – December 8, 2018
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo National Museum, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan
Masayuki Harada, Senior Specialist (archeology), First Cultural Properties Division, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan
Yoshiya Shinagawa, Director, Archeology Curatorial Reserch Dept., Tokyo National Museum
・In cooperation with：
NHK, The Asahi Shimbun, ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO.