Upcoming Exhibitions

  • October 9 - December 12, 2021

Twelve Hawks and Crafts in Modernizing Japan: Changing Phases from the 1870s to the Present

In Celebration of the First Anniversary of the National Crafts Museum’s Move


SUZUKI Chokichi, Twelve Hawks(A part of the work), 1893, Important cultural property

Crafts from the Meiji period (1868–1912) impress us with more passion than that of those from any other periods. Ceramics and metalworks with sculptural decorations that seem to jump out of the surface, animal ornaments showing realistic expressions as if they were alive—they capture and hold our attention. Japanese social structure underwent a dramatic shift in the Meiji period. Crafts from the era reflect artists’ desperate efforts to find a means of survival. In our own day, rapid digitization is causing major changes to our life. Informatization via the Internet and new digital devices are making tangible impact also on their techniques or ways of execution. How have they fought against social changes? This exhibition presents crafts dating from the Meiji period to the present to focus on their ever-changing efforts.

Hours & Admissions

National Crafts Museum
October 9, 2021 - December 12, 2021
9:30 - 17:30
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Mondays (except October 25, November 1)
Advance ticket is required to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Free-admission days:
Oct.17, and Nov.3, you can visit our special exhibition for free.
*We have a limited number of entry.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Crafts Museum

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


CLOSED today

September 17, 2021 (Fri)