Reviews

  • It would not be entirely amiss to describe Yanagi's position in Japan as comparable to that of Ruskin and Morris in England ... He left as a legacy an aesthetic and religious creed of vital importance to men and women all over the world

    Bernard Leach
  • What impresses me most in Yanagi is the strength of his vision, his direct eye for beauty. His was an immediate and intuitive faculty of an extraordinary kind

    Shoji Hamada
  • Radical and inspiring ... Yanagi's vision puts the connection between heart and hand before the transient and commercial

    Edmund de Waal
  • Soetsu Yanagi's unerring eye has influenced generations of makers. His notion of Zen and the art of design continues to inspire all those involved in shaping our everyday world

    Jasper Morrison