Upcoming Exhibitions

  • January 30 - April 15, 2021

The Second of the National Crafts Museum’s Grand Opening Exhibitions: “I Wish I Had Something Like This in My House”: A Collection of Intriguing Designs and Crafts


Christopher Dresser, Egg holder, c.1878
photo Saiki Taku

TOMIMOTO Kenkichi, Pen-racks in shape of houses, blue underglaze and overglaze enamels, 1937
Photo Arrow Art Works

Lucie Rie, Blue glazed bowl, 1978
Estate of the artist
Photo Arrow Art Works

Don’t you sometimes find yourself thinking, “I wish I had something like this in my house”? Perhaps it’s feelings like this that make us want to go out and get things that we come across in our daily routine. On the other hand, this kind of flight of fancy can also inspire a creator to come up with something new. Designers and crafts artists make all kinds of different receptacles and furniture based on the dream of a life that is more comfortable, beautiful, and colorful for themselves or someone else.

In this exhibition, we present design and craft works from the gallery’s collection by artists such as Christopher Dresser (1834-1904), Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963), and Lucie Rie (1902-1995). Today, more than ever, we are reconsidering what it means to spend time at home and how we relate to society. Why not join us as we look back at the ideas of these creators, who believed in the ability of design and crafts to enrich our lives, and consider how things might be in the future?

Hours & Admissions

National Crafts Museum
January 30, 2021 - April 15, 2021
9:30 - 17:30
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
on Mondays except March 29, April 5 and 12, 2021
All visitors are asked to make a reservation online. The details will be announced soon.
Adults ¥500 / Students (college/university) ¥300
*Free for high school students, under 18.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
*All prices include tax.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Crafts Museum

3-2 Dewamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0963


CLOSED today

October 23, 2020 (Fri)