LOS ANGELES — The original Pokémon games were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in 1996 for its Game Boy console.

The Pokémon universe continues to grow with games, shows, trading cards and other merchandise that includes over 1,000 characters to date.

"Pokémon x Kogei: Playful Encounters of Pokémon and Japanese Craft" features more than 70 creations by 20 Japanese artists using a diverse range of craft-making techniques from ceramics and textiles to metalwork and lacquerware.

The exhibition runs until Jan. 7, 2024.