Uncover the Spirit of Japanese Woodcraft at Japan Home Los Angeles

The Japan House Los Angeles HIDA | An exhibit on Woodworking Tradition in Manufacturing on January 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Ryan Miller / Japan House Los Angeles)

The densely forested Hida region in Gifu Prefecture, Japan is home to woodworking traditions that go back 1,300 years. The Japan House Los Angeles, HIDA | A nascent woodworking tradition invites visitors to discover the legendary artisans of Hida and their contemporary design legacy, embodied in the work of centuries-old furniture maker Hida Sangyo Co., Ltd. is embodied.

Selected exhibits include a chair designed by the late Sori Yanagi using wood bending techniques native to Hida and now part of the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. and a two-spoon made by Ibuki Kaiyama using a traditional chiselling technique.

For an audience that is enthusiastic about craft heritage, sustainable management or a closer connection with our natural world, HIDA | A woodworking tradition cannot be overlooked! Exhibition-related events and workshops are also planned to make your visit to Japan House even more memorable.

HIDA | A woodworking tradition can be seen until April 12, 2020. Admission is free.

To learn more about Japan House Los Angeles, visit japanhousela.com or follow the organization on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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