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  1. mingei(Noun)

    A Japanese folk art movement focusing on inexpensive hand-made everyday items.

  2. Origin: 民衆的な工芸, “hand-crafted art of ordinary people”.


  1. Mingei

    Mingei, the Japanese folk art movement, was developed in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan. Its founding father was Yanagi Sōetsu.

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