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Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Meguro

Japan Folk Crafts Museum www.bestlvingjapan.comThe Japan Folk Crafts Museum is a must see in Tokyo. Not only due to the crafts it houses but the buildings themselves.   The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is of Mingei style completed in 1936 built by carpenters from Tochigi prefecture. Ceramics, dyed and woven textiles, wood and lacquer, stone and bamboo are treasures lie in the museum. All part of the over 17,000 piece collection. There is little explanation in English or Japanese since the founder Yanagi wanted people to appreciate the crafts with no prejudices or knowledge. The building has beautiful wood floors, large rooms with high ceilings and an eloquent double staircase.

The present exhibit “The Japan Folk Crafts Museum – The World of Craft poster_201501Letters” is exhibited in the main room that provides plenty of space for beautiful writings on paper, stone, textiles and wood. This unique exhibit, ending March 22, 2015, shows how humans express themselves on all mediums. There is also a lovely gift shop on the 1st floor of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum.

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Address: 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku, TokyoJapan Folk Crafts Museum BestLivingJapan.com
Tel: 03-3467-4527
Hours: 10:00-17:00 every day except Mondays
Cost: adult 1,000 JPY, university and high school students 600 JPY, jr high and elementary 200 JPY
Access: 7 min walk from the west gate of Komaba Todai-mae station on the Keio Inokashira Line (2 stops from Shibuya)
Website: http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/

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