The exhibit is wide-ranging and touches on themes like nature motifs in Japanese art, processes and materials, architecture and interior design, fashion and lighting, furniture and tableware, all inspired by the meeting with Japanese art and handicrafts, but now integrated into Danish design.
This exhibit ran for more than 2 years and culminated in 2017 with the celebration of 150 years diplomatic co-operation between Denmark and Japan. The celebration has been arranged in co-operation with the Japanese embassy.
The exhibition curator, art historian Dr. phil. Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, is also the author of the book ”Influences from Japan in Danish Art and Design 1870-2010”. She says about the exibit:
“The meeting with Japanese art supplied Danish art with incentives that have translated into new approaches in several areas of craftsmanship. For Danish art, Japanism has been a catalyst with a far-reaching and long-lasting effect. The flow has been an important prerequisite for the modernism that made Denmark into a design nation in the 20th century.”