A brand new art exhibit has debuted in the Japanese National Crafts Museum in Kanagawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The Pokémon × Kogei: Playful Encounters of Art and Japanese Craft
exhibit features the work of 20 individuals, from living national treasures to young rising stars, taking shape as pottery, attire, metalwork, and other Japanese crafts. The exhibit runs from March 21st until June 11th, 2023, excluding Mondays. There are about 70 works, featuring Pokémon from Generations 1-8.
Patrons are encouraged to post pictures on social media, using the hashtags #ポケモン工芸展
. A selection of works are presented below, with full coverage of the event and related content coming soon to Bulbapedia.
A number of exclusive promotional goods are available for purchase at the museum and the Pokémon Center in Kanazawa. Several items, such as the commemorative Pikachu plush wearing a Kimono with the traditional Kōjitsunagi
are limited to one per customer. Other items include an art book featuring the 70 works, tote bags, tshirts, postcards, and magnets.