About the Collection

Crafts gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) comprises craft, graphic and industrial design work made in Japan and foreign countries from the Meiji era until today.
MOMAT focuses on the post-war works, which showed a particularly diverse development, in particular, the artist works of Living National Treasure are extremely rich in content.
As of March 2015, MOMAT has a collection of over 3,700 works over a variety of fields, including ceramics, grass works, lacquerware, wood works, bamboo works, textiles, dolls, metal works, industrial design, and graphic design.
In comparison with other museums in Japan, the MOMAT is rare in that it has gathered a wide range of works – from modern craft to graphic and industrial design in general – and the quality of collections is rated among the best in the country.


 

Ceramics

MIYAGAWA Kozan I
Vases in relief, doves and cherry blossoms design
c.1871-82

OGAWA Yuhei
Ceramic ornament : black panther
1933

ITAYA Hazan
Water container, auspicious floral design in finely incised lines and underglaze colors
1942

KITAOJI Rosanjin
Bowl, cherry blossoms, red leaves and cloud design, overglaze enamels and gold
1951

Grass Works

KOBAYASHI, Kikuichiro
Cut glass bowl, uroko (scale) design
1963

IWATA Toshichi
Shallow glass tea bowl, bead pattern
1966

Lacquerware

TSUISHU, Yozei XX
Low table, six-petaled flower design, choshitsu
1915

ROKKAKU Shisui
Bowl, flower design, maki-e on metal base
c.1935

Wood Works

FUJII Tatsukichi
Two-fold screen, flowering scene
c.1916-20

Bamboo Works

IIZUKA Rokansai
Flower basket, "Anko (angler fish)"
1957

Textiles

INAGAKI Toshijiro
Kimono, "Bamboo Grove", stencil dyeing on yuki-tsumugi silk
1958

KOMIYA Kosuke
Kimono, Edo komon, stencil dyeing on crepe silk, small dots pattern
1958

SUZUKI Chokichi
Twelve Hawks
1893

SUZUKI Chokichi
Twelve Hawks
1893

KITAHARA Senroku
Ornament, "Ram"
1928

Industrial Design

ChristopherDresser
Claret jug
1878

Richard Riemerschmid
Punch bowl
c.1900

Rene Lalique
Car mascot, "Longchamp"
1929

Graphic Design

SUGIURA Hisui
Mitsukoshi (dealer in kimono fabrics): Spring New-Pattern Show
1914

Alphonse Mucha
Sarah Bernardt
1896

Crafts Gallery

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