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Kurashiki Museum of Folk Crafts
Kurashiki Museum of Folk Crafts is a museum of folk crafts in the renovated building of the old rice warehouse built at the end of the Edo period. Here, you can see folk crafts of everyday life in Japan and also from all around the world. In addition to the local warehouse, there are 800 items of permanent exhibits, including ceramic and lacquer ware, wood works, stone works and textiles from many countries in the world. Furthermore, you can purchase many practical and beautiful products such as Kurashiki glass, flower matting, Bitchu washi (Japanese paper). Enjoy solid and beautiful items that people used in everyday life.
- 1-4-11 Tsurajimachuo, Kurashiki, Okayama
- Contact No.
- 15-min walk from JR Kurashiki Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-16:45 (Closes at 16:00 from December to February)
Closed on Monday (If it's national holiday, it is open)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 min
- Admission fee
- 700 yen
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Observe in a relaxing place
Kurashiki Museum of Folk Crafts is the second folk museum in Japan. In fact, you will visit this museum after taking off your shoes and wearing indoor footwear, as if you are in a Japanese house. Therefore, you can observe items in a relaxing atmosphere.
Simple and charming "Kurashiki glass"
"Kurashiki glass" is one of the famous crafts of the city of Kurashiki. These are handmade blowing glass works that people use in everyday life. All the works exhibited in this museum are the works of the pioneer of Kurashiki glass, Shinzo Kodani.
Many baskets from around the world
In this museum, there is a "basket room" where only baskets are exhibited. Here, various baskets, shaped in different designs and created in various countries in the world, line up. It is said to be the best basket collections in the world. All baskets look very familiar such that you can easily use them everyday. That is the charm of folk crafts.