Crafts Gallery


in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

This red-brick building, an annex of MOMAT, stages excellent changing exhibitions of mingei (folk crafts): ceramics, lacquerware, bamboo, textiles, dolls and much more. Some exhibits feature works by contemporary artisans, including some by Japan's officially designated 'living national treasures'. The museum closes between exhibitions.

The building was once the headquarters of the imperial guards, and was rebuilt after its destruction in WWII.