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5, rue Visconti 75006
Paris France
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Exhibition address: Galerie Desmet 39, rue des Minimes 1000 Bruxelles


For the 12th year Mingei Japanese Arts Gallery is participating to this Belgium Asian arts event and will join "CULTURES 2019" to exhibit their collection in the freshly renovated premises of "Tom Desmet – Rue des Minimes 39". Mingei Gallery is specialized in Japanese art, both ancient and contemporary, and represented in this article with an Amanojaku (天邪鬼, "heavenly evil spirit") which is a demon-like creature in Japanese folklore. It is usually depicted as a kind of small oni and is thought to be able to provoke a person's darkest desires and thus instigates them into perpetrating wicked deeds. The creature has also entered Buddhist thought, perhaps via syncretism with the yaksha, where it is considered an opponent of Buddhist teachings.

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