Japonisms 2018: Jōmon, the exhibition at the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris

The Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris offers, from October 17 to December 8, 2018, an exhibition focusing on the art during the Jōmon period (11,000 years B.C. – 400 years B.C. as part of the Japonisms 2018 season.

Jōmon art is back in Paris! After the exhibition dedicated to this period of history of the Country of the Rising Sun (11,000 years B.C. – 400 years B.C.) and its people back in 1998, from October 17 to December 8, 2018, the Maison de la Culture du Japon welcomes again a new exhibition around Jōmon art and craft. A retrospective organized as part of the Japonisms 2018 season and gathering many archaeological items including some being listed as “National Treasure” and “Significant Cultural good”.

Dogū figures, earthenware vases, tools, pieces of pottery to cook or to sock food, axes, wooden-woven baskets, hooks… as many treasures from ancient times visitors can admire to grasp the significance of this period of the history of Japan and its people in the art and the country crafts. An exhibition also allowing to discover – or rediscover – “the surprising cultural and spiritual life developing” during this era.

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This retrospective evolves around two large sections: the first presents 10,000 years of evolutionof plastic beauty through varied types of patterns of Jōmon potteries”, including prints of nails, fingers, rope, shells, engraved drawings and even clay application.

The second part is dedicated to varied objects telling about the Jōmon people’s believes and spirituality including several dogū – anthropomorphic statuettes made of fired clay and mainly depicting female divinities with generous breasts – and scenes of hunt adorning the vases and other decorative objects. Two conferences are also planned around the exhibition in October on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17, in presence of several specialists.

Laurent P.
Last updated on 25 July 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 17 October 2018 to 8 December 2018

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    Location

    101B Quai Branly
    75015 Paris 15

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: 5 €
    Plein tarif: 7 €

    Official website
    www.mcjp.fr

    More information
    Ouvert du mardi au samedi de 12h à 20h.

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