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Updated: May 31, 2019

Japanese Tableware 食の器

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum, 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro City, Tokyo
2019-6-25 - 2019-9-1

The crafts that are part of Japanese dining culture

First museum director Soetsu Yanagi extolled the virtues of folk crafts for their ability to bring beauty to people’s everyday lives. Using items from Yanagi’s collection belonging to the museum, this exhibition focuses on tools for dining, looking at everyday tableware. From the moment they were first invented to the present day, these tools for eating have been among the craft items mostly intertwined with our lives. With a focus on ceramics, the exhibits include tea ceremony, kaiseki cuisine wares, and various other objects related to dining. Among them are objects made by Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada which were used by Yanagi during his life.

How to Get There

  • Komaba-todaimae Station | West Exit | 7 min on foot
    Inokashira Line

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: July 15 and August 12
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: July 16 and August 13

Price

Adults

¥1,100

*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • English |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Western-style toilet with handrail | Wheelchair loan | Floor height difference in facility |

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