National Crafts Museum Kanazawa, Ishikawa
An art museum specializing in modern and contemporary crafts and design, established in Kanazawa, a city of crafts
This museum specializing in modern and contemporary crafts and design was relocated and opened in the center of Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It houses a total of about 4,000 works collected in various fields including ceramics, glass works, lacqueware works, wood works, bamboo works, textiles, dolls, metal works, industrial design, and graphic design. It has an especially rich collection of works by holders of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasures). The museum holds exhibitions based on specific themes. Its Western-style buildings from the late Meiji period (about early 20th century) —former army facilities designated as Nationally Registered Tangible Cultural Properties that have been relocated and restored—convey the history of modern times.
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- Suzuki Chokichi, Twelve Hawks (detail), 1893, National Important Cultural Property
- Itaya Hazan, Vase, Humulus lupulusu design, underglaze colors, white porcelain, 1929
- Sugiura Hisui, Mitsukoshi Kimono Fabric Dealer: Spring New-Pattern Show, 1914
- Inagaki Toshijiro, Wall-hangings, “Tiger”, stencil dyeing on cotton (detail), 1960
3-2 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0963
Phone (Hello Dial): +81-47-316-2772 (for international calls), 050-5541-8600 (for domestic calls)
- 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission until 30 minutes before closing.
Closed on Mondays (open on holiday Mondays and closed on the following days), during installation periods, and New Year holidays.
Admission fees are determined for each exhibition. *Either special exhibition or collection exhibition held