Japanese Art

Mingei: Traditional Japanese Art at the SFO Museum

SFO Mingei Fish

Carp lantern 20th century Japan – courtesy SFO Museum

The SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport is hosting an exhibition of traditional Japanese arts – mingei – in the International Terminal Main Hall through January 2016.

The objects on view include lanterns, fans, iron kettles and toys and are on loan from the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, which collects and exhibits the arts of daily use.


Maneki neko 20th century Japan – clay From Mingei International Museum – courtesy SFO Museum

SFO Museum happy face

Charcoal caddy possibly 1800s gourd, paint Mingei International Museum -Courtesy SFO Museum