Japan Folk-Craft Museum

The Japan Mingei Museum was planned by the philosopher Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) as the home of the Mingei movement, which aimed to spread Mingei and its concept of "making beauty a way of life". The main building (designated as a cultural property by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government) was designed to match the stone-roofed tenement gate of the west wing across the street, with Yanagi designing every detail of the building. The museum's collection consists mainly of ceramics, textiles, wood lacquer, paintings, metalwork, stonework, and braiding, all selected by Yanagi's aesthetic eye.

The museum has consciously kept the number of explanatory notes to a minimum, in line with Yanagi's belief that it is essential to look at objects not with knowledge, but with intuition.

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Facilities

Shop

Parking

Cafe

Library

Disabled access

Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed on Monday
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays.
FeeAdults ¥1200, University and High School Students ¥700, Junior High School and Elementary School Students ¥200.
Location

Location: 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041

Phone03-3467-4527

Fax03-3467-4537

6 minute walk from the West exit of Komabatodaimae Station on the Keio Inokashira line, 15 minute walk from the West exit of Higashi-Kitazawa Station on the Odakyu Odawara line.

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