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 April 2021, MOMAT has a collection of over 4,000 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.
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