Hana Mikoshi

Hayatsu Architects

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b, The Simon Sainsbury Gallery, Level 1

  • Free event

Hana Mikoshi photo

The V&A are celebrating the local histories, material culture and making practices of Mino, a town in Gifu, Japan, famous for the production of washi paper. Together with Gifu Prefecture, the museum will bring washi paper elements of a Hana Mikoshi or ‘flower shrine’ to the Daylit Gallery. Adapted for display in the V&A by London-based Hayatsu architects, a sculptural seating installation will be decorated with 50,000 sakura-inspired Mino washi paper flowers, applied to the bamboo structure by hundreds of visitors to the V&A museum in workshops during the summer. This process echoes the annual Mino Matsuri festival, which has been taking place for hundreds of years, when local families, craftspeople, and intergenerational groups come together to create the paper shrines for the festival.

Part of London Design Festival at V&A South Kensington

Supported by Toshiba

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