Past Exhibitions

  • March 1 - May 27, 2018

Master Hands in the Meiji Period

The Crafts Gallery's 40th Anniversary Exhibition―from the museum collection


List of works>> English Chinese Korean


Suzuki Chokichi (1848–1919) produced Twelve Hawks for the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. Produced using the best technology available at the time, it is one of the most important pieces of metalwork from the Meiji period (1868–1912). This exhibition features this work after three years of restoration. The reproduced ornamental cloth on the perch that had been lost after the Exposition has revived the original brilliant colors. This exhibition presents about 100 works including other masterpieces from the Museum collection.

SUZUKI Chokichi Twelve Hawks, (1893)

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

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


Gallery Talk

Date: April 1, 22, 2018
Time: 14:00-15:00

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. ) *Offered in Japanese only


Touch & Talk: Guided by Volunteer Staff Members

14:00-15:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibition periods.

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. ) *Offered in Japanese only


Looking at craft pieces, you may wonder what they are made of, or how they are made. You may also want to touch them. To meet such requests, Touch & Talk programs are given at the Crafts Gallery by volunteer docent. Since pieces and topics in focus vary each time offered, you can enjoy participation any number of times. We look forward to your joining us.

Hours & Admissions

Crafts Gallery
March 1, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Mondays (except March 26, April 2 and 30, 2018)
Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more)
Adults ¥250(200)
Students (college/university) ¥130(60)

*All prices include tax.

*Free for high school students, under 18, seniors (65 and over), Campus Members, MOMAT passport holders.

* Show your Membership Card of the MOMAT Supporters or the MOMAT Members to get free admission ( a MOMAT Members Card admits two persons free ).

*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

*Members of the MOMAT Corporate Partners are admitted free with their staff ID.
Free Admission Days:
March 4,
April 1,
May 6 and 18, 2018
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Crafts Gallery

1-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0091


OPEN today

March 22, 2019 (Fri)
10:00 - 17:00
Last Admission : 16:30

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