Oct 25th
Jan 11th
Vases designed by Hazan Itaya will be on display at the event

Japanese Crafts Exhibition

Materials, Techniques and Regionalities

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: National Crafts Museum, Ishikawa When: Oct 25th - Jan 11th 2021, 9:30am - 5:30pm

A special exhibition at the National Crafts Museum in Ishikawa running until January 11, 2021 delves into the world of Japanese crafts, specifically focusing on the materials, techniques, and regional links to particular craft styles.

Around 130 pieces will be exhibited at the event (a full list can be found in English here), which include various types of vases, tea caddies, jewelry boxes, weaved flower baskets, and more. The items displayed are intended to provoke some critical thinking, such as how these artisans have adapted and changed with Japan's modernization, and how they interact with their natural world.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 500 yen.

Getting there

The National Crafts Museum is located approximately 10 to 15 minutes by taxi from JR Kanazawa Station's East Gate.

Alternatively, there are bus services available from the station to the museum area. The Kanazawa Loop Bus takes around 18 to 20 minutes - alight at the “ Hirosaka, 21st Century Museum” stop, and the National Crafts Museum is around 7 minutes on foot from there.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! 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 month ago
This is of my interest. I've never been to that part of Japan yet.