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This is a lovely building but with only a few rooms and small number of exhibits in glass cases. Crafts as in arts and crafts movement really rather than in home made items.
There is little information in English so it is probably only worthwhile...More
The museum is out of the way (near the University of Tokyo satellite campus -- you need to take a separate subway line from Shibuya), and very small. It houses the folk craft collection of a dedicated collector. The museum asks you to take off...More
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 center (one stop after Shibuya station) but it is really worth the trip, also to visit...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 with NO English language signage at all --...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't air conditioned how this effects...More
We really wanted to enjoy this museum. The building is interesting, and the exhibits have works you don't see other places. But there was no signage in english, just one paper telling you what was on each floor. No guides, not guide books, nothing. I...More
If you see a show here that interests you, by all means check it out. The place is a nice 2.5-3 hours activity to do just 15 minutes train from Shibuya. And while you are there if the hours coincide check out Koshi Ramen or...More
I visted here in November 2014. The exhibits at the time, in addition to the museum's own collection, were indigo ware and, separately, folk quilts from India. Everything was well-labeled in English. The Indigo exhibit included history and other explanations about the creation and use...More
I greatly regret that I did not visit this great place until now. I must have visited much earlier. Founder of this museum, Muneyoshi Yanagi discovered beauty in our daily life. All what you see here is wonderful pieces of the daily tools that were...More