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Japan Society - Kazari, Decoration and Display



New York, New York


The term kazari refers to both a quality and condition of decorativeness, inherent in individual objects or evoked by the way objects are arranged within an architectural setting. Our exhibition design sought to resonate with this dynamic of kazari, notably through the layered arrangements of art objects—such as with floating kimono cases. Holland Cotter in the New York Times noted that "what results is a total environment of conspicuous but elusive richness."


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