19. The Pure Land of Beauty
Interactions with Japanese Buddhism - Explorations and Viewpoints in Twentieth Century Kyōto - Michael Pye
Yanagi Sōetsu † [+]
Yanagi Sōetsu (1889-1961, aka Yanagi Muneyoshi) Japanese philosopher and founder of the mingei (folk craft) movement in Japan in the late 1920s and 1930s.
In this essay, Yanagi, who was a driving force in the Japanese folk art revival, finds the Pure Land not only in consciousness but also in material objects of everyday life.