About the Collection
National Crafts Museum comprises craft, graphic and industrial design works made in Japan and foreign countries from circa 1900 to the present day, focusing on the post-World War II, which showed a particularly diverse development.
As of April 2022, the collection contains more than 4,000 works of various genres 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, National Crafts Museum 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.
MIYAGAWA Kozan I
Vases in relief, doves and cherry blossoms design
Ceramic ornament : black panther
Water container, auspicious floral design in finely incised lines and underglaze colors
Bowl, cherry blossoms, red leaves and cloud design, overglaze enamels and gold
Cut glass bowl, uroko (scale) design
Shallow glass tea bowl, bead pattern
TSUISHU, Yozei XX
Low table, six-petaled flower design, choshitsu
Bowl, flower design, maki-e on metal base
Round tray, paulownia wood
Two-fold screen, flowering scene
Flower basket, "Anko (angler fish)"
Kimono, "Bamboo Grove", stencil dyeing on yuki-tsumugi silk
Kimono, Edo komon, stencil dyeing on crepe silk, small dots pattern
Car mascot, "Longchamp"
Mitsukoshi (dealer in kimono fabrics): Spring New-Pattern Show