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In most communities especially those that lived through the time of the 16thcentury numerousfolk crafts have been preserved. Some of these crafts remind us of the true relationship thatshould exist between us while others awaken painful memories of narrative that were saddeningthat took place in the past.YangiSoetsu is one of the most prominent ancient Japanese Philosopher who lived between1889-1961. Soetsu is also the founder father of the folk craft (mingei), a Japanese movementstarted between 1920s and 1930s. This led to the establishment of the Japanese Folk Craft whichwas founded in 1936. Art in Japanese is one of the cherished cultures that have been passed onfrom generation to generation. This culture was developed by men like Yangi and other greatJapanese thinkers (Martin, 2017, pp 197-214). Mingei is one of those folk craft movement that
THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF YANAGI SOETSU4are in the forefront of living on this culture. This culture was brought to life by Soetsu who wentabout collecting pots and bowls that were used by commoners between the 17thand 20thcenturies.These precious crafts have been responded to differently by various groups of people but one
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American Craftsman,Arts and Crafts Movement,Muneyoshi Yanagi,Japan Folk craft Museum