Past Exhibition Special Exhibition

「Text」tiles by SERIZAWA KEISUKE, from the Kaneko Kazushige Collection



Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


Kata-zome (stencil dyeing) began attracting attention in modern Japan for its lean beauty. A pioneer of modern kata-zome, Serizawa Keisuke (1895–1984) was designated a Living National Treasure in 1956 for “Kata-e-zome” (stencil picture dyeing). Presenting his designs and original pictures in addition to kimonos and folding screens, this exhibition will explore his unique ideas and the dynamism of the artist’s way of formative thinking that gave birth to his patterns.


Gallery Talk


May 6, 2016(Sun)
April 17, 2016(Sun)



Free Program ( But Museum admission required. )

*Offered in Japanese only

Touch & Talk: Guided by Volunteer Staff Members

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.


Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibition periods.



English guide is available upon request.

Works of Living National Treasures and Great Masters

This program of the Crafts Gallery presents works of bearers of important intangible cultural property (Living National Treasures) and other leading artists and designers at home and abroad.

Hours & Admissions


Crafts Gallery, The National Museum Modern Art, Tokyo


March 5, 2016 – May 8, 2016


10:00 – 17:00
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.


Closed on Mondays (except March 21, 28, April 4 and May 2) and March 22, 2016


Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more / Campus Members)

Adults: ¥550 (350)
College/University students: ¥350 (150)

Free for Junior high school students or Younger.
Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

*All prices include tax.
*Please show your ID at the ticket counter.

Free Admission Days

November 3, 2015


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


・8 minutes walk from 1b exit, Takebashi station, Subway Tozai Line (T-08)
・12 minutes walk from 2 exit, Kudanshita station, Subway Tozai (T-07) and Hanzomon Line (Z-06), Toei Shinjuku Line (S-05)

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