We are proud to announce the publication of

Traditional Shop Signs of Japan

by Alan Scott Pate

Mingei International Museum, San Diego

Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford

May 9, 2017
Hardcover / 176 pages
/ 8.8x0.9x12.2 inches
ISBN 0691176477

KANBAN, a fusion of art and commerce, refers to the traditional signs Japanese merchants displayed street side to advertise their presence, denote the products and services to be found inside, and to give individual identity and expression to the shop itself.

KANBAN is accompanied by a beautiful and comprehensive 176-page hardbound publication by Guest Curator Alan Scott Pate, with 155 illustrations and over 50 kanban represented. The exhibition and catalogue offer new insights into Japan’s commercial and artistic roots, the evolution of trade, the links between commerce and entertainment, and the emergence of mass consumer culture.

Companion catalog to an exhibition being held at the Mingei International Museum, San Diego
from April 15, 2017 - October 8, 2017.

For more information go to: Mingei International Museum

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