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The Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Meguro

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The is a museum in Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to the hand-crafted art of ordinary people.The museum was established in 1936 by Yanagi Sōetsu, the founder of the mingei movement; Hamada Shōji succeeded him as its director. Yanagi and Hamada decided upon its foundation after their 1929 visit to the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm.The museum is housed in a replica of a farmhouse building common to parts of Tochigi Prefecture.
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  • Great museum in the former house of a collector/designer/publisher specialised in Folk Crafts. Gorgious potteries, kimonos, sashikos and all kind of beautiful "wabi-sabi" products. A bit out of city c...  more »
  • I write this as a huge fan of Japanese folk arts and traditional architecture. I was really looking forward to my visit to this museum. Here are my four reasons: First, it was a very small collection ...  more »
  • Over the last few weeks we have visited many Japanese museums, we were told by a historian relative that it was a must see. It is small and very expensive compared to many others. On a hot day it wasn...  more »
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  • This museum is easily accessible from Shibuya, it's 20 minutes on the metro. While the museum is small and may not seem very grand, it actually provides you with a window into the artisans of Japan's past. The focus on common, not high art, is very refreshing. There are some beautiful pieces in the museum that validate your excursion to get here.
  • Nice building but an utterly dull display. Very expensive also at 1100 yen per adult. Not recommended.
  • Gorgeous building. Doesn't allow photos.
  • Good exhibitions in a nice old building. Check before you go as on few days a second building is available to visit.
  • Explains the origin of craft revival movement in Japan.

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