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There are so many museums in Tokyo as you have known. If you are into old hand crafts, there is the place wort …

There are so many museums in Tokyo as you have known. If you are into old hand crafts, there is the place worth to go. The museum is on a quiet side street in the Tokyo district of Komaba is “the Japan Folk Crafts Museum” (Nippon Mingeikan).

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It stands out in stark contrast to the surrounding newer buildings with its warmth and traditional architecture, so it will become also one of the great memories of your sightseeing in Tokyo. The building is actually one of Japan’s treasures in its own right.

Compared to other museums, attendance is relatively small, only about 3000 visitors per year. About 20% of those are foreigners actually.

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The collection of the museum consists of approximately 17,000 craft works. They are new and old, made in Japan and also in various countries. There are so many characteristic corrections notably ceramics of Joseon Dynasty, wood works, paintings, Japanese old ceramics of Tamba, Karatsu, Imari and Seto, katsugi and sashiko kimonos of the Tohoku region, costumes and glass beads of the Ainu, Otsu-e, Mokujiki sculptures, ceramics and woven/dyed textiles of Okinawa, old slipware of Great Britain. Besides, works by the early members of Mingei Movement like Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai, Keisuke Serizawa and Shiko Munakata are housed.

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There is also a museum shop, so you can definitely find out very nice craft souvenirs which cannot compare to others! Interesting? Please check it out!

 

Station

Komaba Todaimae

Price

1100yen (adults) 600yen (students) 200yen (kids)

Open

10AM~5PM

Closed

Monday