Mottainai(勿体無い): The Beauty of Reclaimed Materials


"Mottainai (勿体無い) is a well-known Japanese word that carries a profound message of respect and appreciation for resources and the environment. It's a concept deeply rooted in Japanese culture, promoting the idea of not wasting anything with value. When something is 'Mottainai,' it means that we recognize the inherent worth of even the smallest of things and make the most of what we have." - Mui-Ling Teh

Opening in mid-January and continuing until the spring, our winter show brings together artists from the JCCC community whose works express the theme of Mottainai. 

Make sure to join us for our Artists' Walk and Talk!

Mottainai Artists' Walk and Talk

March 9, 2024 2:00pm
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Watch speeches from our opening reception!

 Credit: Yosh Inouye


January 13, 2024 10:00am - April 2, 2024 7:00pm