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Japanese Glass Exhibition

Explore glass pieces from the Edo and Meiji periods

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Kobe City Museum When: Oct 3rd - Nov 23rd 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm

The Kobe City Museum is hosting a special exhibition dedicated to Japanese glass from October 3rd until November 23rd 2020. Full scale glass production developed in Japan around the 17th century, and glass was often referred to by the names "bidoro" or "giyaman" during that time. The event will showcase a range of glassware from the Edo period through to the Meiji period, allowing visitors to enjoy the simplicity and calmness of Japan's take on this art form.

Adult admission to the special exhibition is priced at 1000 yen. Do note that the museum closes on Mondays, but will be open for the final day of the event.

Getting there

The Kobe City Museum is located a 10-minute walk from either Motomachi Station's east exit, or Sannomiya station's west exit.

If you plan to drive to the venue, do note that the museum does not have a dedicated parking lot. However, there are numerous paid lots in the surrounding streets.

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Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina a week ago
This kind of glass is beautiful and it was popular here, too! We used to have a plant producing such glass, but it was closed. Now it's out of fashion here. In Kobe I wanted to visit the Lamp Museum.
Lynda Hogan 2 weeks ago
It looks very interesting. Good to know about the parking situation!
Lynda Hogan a week ago
Me too!! I rarely got caught out now, but when I was younger and less 'wise' (not that I am much wiser now!) I got caught out frequently. Hated having to circle a place trying to find the way in to their parking or worse finding they didn't have one and trying to find a nearby coin parking. I research in advance now!