5-11-1 KODATSUNO KANAZAWA
ISHIKAWA 920-8656 JAPAN
Tel (+81)76-262-3531
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e-mail: admin@kanazawa-bidai.ac.jp

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KANAZAWA COLLEGE OF ART

KANAZAWA BIJUTSU KOUGEI DAIGAKU
 
PROSPECTUS  

The Research Institute of Art & Design

 

Director

YAMAMURA Shinya
(Professor/Aesthetics)

Yanagi Sori Design Memorial

Activities
EYanagifs works are displayed in a eliving roomf, edining roomf, and ekitchenf in order to appreciate his remarkable designs in ea real living spacef exhibit. EActivities concerning research of designs by Yanagi and his contemporaries are carried out and are available to the public. EYanagifs activities, and research and education efforts by Kanazawa College of Art are introduced. Additional exhibitions and lectures are planned. EBooks related to Yanagi and his work are available for public viewing.


Visitors Information
Opening Times: 9:30-17:00 Closed: Mondays (Mondays that fall on national holidays will be open.) Admission: free Address: 2-12-1, Owari-cho, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa 920-0902, Japan Tel: {81-(0)76-201-8003 Fax: {81-(0)76-201-8004 Website: http://www.kanazawa-bidai.ac.jp/www/contents/yanagisori/index.html

Access
From JR Kanazawa Station Kanazawa Flat-Bus: Take the Konohana route bus at bus terminal 11 at the east exit. Get off at Hikosoryokuchi. 5min walk.
Hokutetsu Bus: Take buses (including right loop buses) departing from bus terminal 3 at the east exit. Get off at Hashiba-cho. 3min walk.
From Hirosaka (21 seiki Bijutsukan-mae) Take a left loop bus. Get off at Hashiba-cho. 3min walk.
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Parking
Capacity: 7 vehicles (including a special lot for disabled parking) If you come by microbus, medium-sized, or large-sized bus, please contact us in advance.

Collection Materials
More than 7,300 webuitems, including works, models, and prototypes designed by Yanagi were entrusted to Kanazawa College of Art in March 2012.

Connection with Kanazawa
In 1941, accompanying Charlotte Perriand, Yanagi visited Kanazawa. He served as a professor (1955-67) and a visiting professor (1997) at Kanazawa College of Art.

Career
Yanagi Sori was born as the first son of Yanagi Muneyoshi (Soetsu) in 1915. He graduated from Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1940. The following year, accompanying Charlotte Perriand, he went on a tour of inspection throughout the country. In 1953, he founded Yanagi Design Office. Yanagi became a professor at the Industrial Art Department of Kanazawa College of Art(1955), the director of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum (197‚V), and a professor at the Indian Institutes of Technology Bombay (1983). He received the Kitaro Kunii Industrial Design Award (1992), and was selected as a Person of Cultural Merit (2002).