Americans interested in Japanese cultural history will find much to enjoy at the Mingei Museum in San Diego, where Kanban: Traditional Shop Signs of Japan (on display through October 8) displays historic shop signs made from panels of lacquered wood, silk thread skeins, bamboo, iron, stone and other materials. This exhibit offers new insights into Japan’s commercial and artistic roots, and invites visitors to explore the evolution of trade as well as the fusion of art and commerce amidst the emergence of mass consumer culture in Japan.
Kanban – Traditional Shop Signs of Japan
On display through October 8, 2017 at Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101