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6 Objects That Prove Japanese Design Is Truly Amazing

The Metropolitan Museum’s latest exhibit shows how the Japanese can inject extraordinary design into humble, ordinary pieces

Who hasn’t fallen in love with the functional simplicity and timelessness of Japanese design, whether it’s a modern, high-tech, smart building or a ceramic teacup with beautiful wabi-sabi details? On the other hand, what can you say about an ordinary raincoat, a medical mask, a paper plate, or even a soy sauce bottle?

Japanese Design Today 100the latest exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, aims to open our eyes further to the genius of Japanese design seen in 100 everyday objects used in cooking, childcare, housework, and more. Here are six noteworthy examples:

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