Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art


Works in Wood

SUDA Sosui <Small Chest, Black Persimmon> 1979
SUDA Sosui 1979

Owing to its rich forest resources nurtured by the headwaters of the Daisetsuzan mountains, Asahikawa and surrounding area is known for its woodworking tradition such as "Asahikawa furniture".  In tribute to this local specialty and tradition, our collection features wooden sculpture and craft. We have collected both figurative and abstract sculptures from the post war period, which best reveal the character and quality of the material of wood. Our craft collection ranges widely from Japanese traditional woodworking to creative contemporary work.