Books & Artcard

Body Book & Note

Here, “body” is the theme applied to books for reading and appreciating craft works. Bodybook, for children, and Bodynotes, for adults, introduce 17 craft works. They are designed to encourage flexibility in using them. Children and adults can each refer to their own books, for example, or share a set of two.


The picture book style makes it fun to learn more about crafts. The richly detailed photographs and the rhythm of the text are a positive stimulus to children’s thinking.


This illustrated book about crafts is for the adult who wants to learn more. In addition to information about the craft artist, it uses a set of three key words to introduce the history of each work and the materials, and techniques used as well as the image the artist depicts.

Share them for twice the fun. Arrows in the Bodynotes indicate key points. Point to the same place in the Bodybook photograph while talking about the work and sharing perspectives. We also recommend using the information in Bodynotes to explore the secrets of the crafts in a quiz format.

Encounter crafts through the Bodybook, then, when you’re older, learn more with Bodynotes. This is a set of guides that can grow with you.

Thinking about complex issues is not all there is to appreciating craft works. Adults are encouraged, with the Bodybook in hand, to experience crafts in an open, receptive state of mind. Gazing at works without preconceived notions can lead to understanding the artists’ insights.

¥1,030 (two-volume set, tax included)

Let’s Explore! Kids Crafts Gallery

A record of craft appreciation programs held at the Crafts Gallery in 2003-2006.

With Kids—Experiments in appreciating modern crafts (Imai Yoko) Report of case studies: 2003-2005 activities Self guides, Workshops, Touch & Talk, other experiments Report of case studies: Appreciating Hagi Ware Self guides, Workshops, Touch & Talk, Interns’ Reports, Collaboration with Schools Let’s Explore! Appreciation of Craft Works by Sixth Graders; Kids Crafts Gallery: Based on the Secrets of Oni Hagi (Omichi Hirotoshi) On Workshops: Play and Learning from Failure (YawataHarumi) Evaluating the Appreciation Programs at the Crafts Gallery of the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Okumura Takaaki) Appendix: Guide Cards and suggestions for use, Green Box sheets, “Let’s Explore! Secrets of Oni Hagi,” with suggestions for use

¥820 (tax included)

Guide Cards

All programs were finished.

These cards introduce the must-see aspects of each work on display. Thanks to the power of close-up photography, each work fascinates visually and in heart and mind. Guide Cards are available for a select subset of the works in exhibitions from the collection. (Quantities are limited; please understand that Guide Cards may no longer be available when you visit.)

National Crafts Museum

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


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