Easily found by its impressive and unique exterior architecture, the Toyama City Glass Museum in Toyama Prefecture houses over 350 glass works.
Toyama City itself has something of a history with glass. Being well known for its pharmaceuticals and early glass bottle productions in the Meiji era. And then in 1985, the city opened the Toyama City University Glass Craft Course—in an attempt to revive the glass industry of the area. This was further expanded in 1991 when the only public glass artistry training institution in Japan opened called the Toyama City Glass Molding Research Institute.
It wasn’t until 2015 that the Toyama City Glass Museum opened its doors. The permanent exhibitions include a glass collection, glass art passage, and glass art garden. The collection exhibit features works by contemporary glass artists brave enough to work in the fragile medium.
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