Boro was born out of necessity - poverty. Only a few pieces in relatively good condition have survived - the Japanese authorities felt embarrassment at the harsh conditions in rural Japan. Although the exhibition was beautiful and moving, as one could not but think of the makers of the pieces, I felt a slight unease; all the work was for sale at prices which the makers could not dream about and to some extent it felt a bit voyeuristic, peering into their poverty. But the same could be said about a lot of artefacts in galleries around the world.
Nonetheless, I felt privileged and moved to have seen this collection of textiles, sympathetically restored and mounted and displayed in a beautiful setting. A rare treat.