JAPAN STYLE at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

hagoita or badmitten paddle japanese art
19th-century Hagoita or badmitten paddle from the collection of Gregory Howell.
What are the essential characteristics of Japanese art? According to recent exhibition at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Japan Style, it's the way the Japanese elevate the form and function of everyday objects to transform daily tasks into a sort of art form. From sporting paddles to kimono and pottery, the Sangre housed several collections of extraordinary Japanese art. I take an in-depth look at the art and how it was curated over at The Pueblo PULP.