The Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo (MMAT) in collaboration with Niki Tiki are exhibiting more than 400 wooden toys from Europe focusing on toys from Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia. Kids can enjoy seeing special toys on display, learn how they`re made and play with toys in specially designated areas.
This long holiday weekend Christian Werner, one of only eight master craftsmen in Reifendrehen – ring-turning, will create one of his pieces. As the wooden ring turns Werner uses chisels to create grooves in the wood to create the outline of an animal. He can extract 64 of the same shape in one wooden ring. Kids enjoyed seeing the wood shavings fly into the air like confetti, and hammering out their own animal piece from the
wooden ring. His son, Andreas then presents his carving and painting techniques. They will present three times a day on July 16, 17 & 19 at 11:00-12:30, 13:00-14:25 and 14:30-15:45. Japanese and German Language. First come first served.
The Meguro Museum of Art is located in the Meguro Citizens Center / Kumin Center which houses a range of facilities; an outdoor swimming & wading pool that’s open during summer (#2 on our list of 2017 Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds), children`s playroom (jidoukan), sports facilities, library and heated indoor swimming pool. A great spot to play, learn and cool down.
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Wooden European Toys Exhibition Details:
Exhibit Dates and Hours: Saturday, July 8 – Sunday, September 3 10:00 – 18:00 (Admission is until 17:30). Closed Mondays unless Monday is a holiday then closed on Tuesday.
Address: 2-4-36 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Adults 700 yen; Elementary school age and under Free.
Access: 10 minute walk from the Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line West Exit; Tokyu Meguro Line; Tokyo Metro Namboku Line; Toei Mita Line Main Exit.
Website: http://mmat.jp/ (Japanese Language)
English PDF: http://mmat.jp/media/sites/2/european-wooden-toys.pdf
Christian Werner`s Website: http://www.reifentiere.de/
Notes: Special toys area on the 1st floor will be closed on the days Christian Werner presents.
No Photos and Videos allowed until after his presentation.
The Meguro Museum of Art and Niki Tiki: European Wooden Toys Exhibition