Yanagi Soetsu — Japanese Philosopher and Art Critic

Yanagi Soetsu

If one were to study the history of museums in Japan — relating to the art and culture of that nation — one would see the emergence of national museums in the latter decades of the nineteenth century during the Meiji Period (1868–1912). Understanding of, and appreciation for, Japanese folk crafts was relatively limited in Japan at the time. The Meiji Government sought to promote an image of Japanese…

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