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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:30

Yanagi, Soetsu (1889-1961)

Soetsu Yanagi (1889–1961), also known as Yanagi Muneyoshi, was a Japanese philosopher and founder of the Mingei (folk crafts) movement in Japan in the late 1920's and 1930's. During this period, Japan was going through rapid westernization, industrialization and urban growth. The Mingei movement was regarded as a reaction to this rapid modernization.