Traditional Crafts Museum

Traditional Crafts Museum information

Tokyo , Japan
Address
Street 2-22-13 Asakusa
Extras Taitō-ku
Getting there
train Ginza Line to Asakusa, exit 1
More information
http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/kurashi/shigoto/jibasangyo/kogeikan/
Opening hours
10am-8pm
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Lonely Planet review

Gallery Takumi, as this small hall is also known, is a great place to view dozens of handmade crafts that still flourish in the heart of Shitamachi. The gallery on the 2nd floor is crammed with a rotating selection of works by neighbourhood artists: fans, lanterns, knives, brushes, gold leaf, precision wood-working and glass, just for starters. Craft demonstrations take place most Saturdays and Sundays around noon. If anything you see strikes your interest, staff can direct you to artisans or shops selling their work.