Programs for Educators

We organize a variety of programs including field trips, lessons and tasks, or training for school teachers. For more information or to apply, please visit this page.

Upcoming Events

No applicable events.

Collaborative classes

Before and after visiting the museum

What about a talk or game for learning before and after visiting the museum? The experienced guides at the National Crafts Museum will join online.

Are you a little worried about viewing on your own?

We prepare worksheets and other materials matched to your learning theme.

Kogei Talk Online

Crafts are the basis for the Japanese style of formative arts. I would like to explore this field where Japan excels with students who will soon head out into the world. But how to introduce them to crafts? There is so much terminology and preparation feels difficult …
If this sounds familiar, please consider our Online Craft Talks. The National Crafts Museum has worked with children for more than 20 years. We will visit your school via the video screen to introduce students to crafts in a way that is both profound and enjoyable.

This field is perfect for cross-curricular and investigative learning. In addition to lessons before and after museum visits, we can use the program to develop local studies on the theme of crafts. Focusing on independent and interactive learning and collaborative studies, let’s consider together perspectives that are suited to the children’s developmental stage. The program is also recommended for teacher training.
Please feel free to consult us.

Suggestions for Teaching Materials and Lessons

Art Materials Box (Digital teaching materials)

Would you like to use high-resolution images of artworks for your class? We can also provide an assortment of materials on the collections of several national museums . The materials introduce highlights of the work and the reactions of the children.

Art cards

Experience art like a game.

More hints!

Are you looking for suggestions and topics for a lesson on crafts and design? Please feel free to consult with us.

Teacher Training

Training @ National Crafts Museum

The number of hours and content is adapted to the aims. For example, know-how of art analysis or interactive appreciation. Minimum 5 participants.
Please consult us at least one month ahead of time.

Note: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, face-to-face events have been postponed for the time being. Please consult us at least one month ahead for online events as well.

Teacher training to enhance appreciation education using art museums.

Organizer: Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art

Once a year, elementary, junior high, senior high school teachers, museum curators, and school supervisors from all over Japan meet to discuss the research on using art museums to enhance appreciation education. The purpose of the program is to develop human resources to implement appreciation education and educational outreach projects in all regions, and to revitalize regional cooperation between schools and museums.

Please see here for the overview, application method, and report on past training

Consultation and Application

Please consult us at least one month ahead of time for collaborative classes and training.
*Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request for date and time due to venue availability.

Contact: National Crafts Museum Education Outreach Office
Phone: 076-221-1956
Office hours: 10:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. Closed on holidays and substitute holidays.

Download application form

Group Visits

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, you need to consult us about the conditions for group visits. Please contact us at least one month ahead of the visit.

▼For reservations and tickets for museum visits only
Phone:076-221-2020(main number)
Office hours: 10:00–17:00 Monday to Friday. Closed on holidays and substitute holidays.

▼For pre-visit classes and guided tours on the day

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