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Address: 1-4-11 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 86-422-1637
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Rural crafts, pottery, and household objects

The museum has a collection of beautiful stoneware pots, jugs and other pottery from contemporary potters and older. There are wooden family chests as well as bamboo and basket... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2016
Tristram W

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The museum has a collection of beautiful stoneware pots, jugs and other pottery from contemporary potters and older. There are wooden family chests as well as bamboo and basket work. There was a traditional raffia raincoat which I had only previously seen in Hiroshige wood prints. The building itself is also interesting - strong wooden beams as it was previously... More 

Thank Tristram W
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Museum is about 15 minutes walk from Kurashiki station on the canal front. There's a small entry fee and you have to wear the slippers provided (Size 7 only). The route leads you around the building(s) and has lots of rooms that contain examples of furniture, basket weaving, fabrics, and ceramics to name a few. Lots to see hear... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Everything was well labelled, so the particular type or style of pottery is stated, and works by famous masters are also featured. Additionally, Kaga Yuzen stencilled fabrics, kasuri and basket weaving exhibits also fill the museum.

1 Thank Lindacheok
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

While smaller than the Folk Craft Museum(Mingeikan) in Tokyo, it had more English descriptions and was very easy to locate.

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Okayama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

there is few museums in kurashiki-bikan district but if you got some spare time, you should visit, but if you don't have much time there, skip it.

Thank pinopatrick
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

This museum showcases local made pottery and furniture with some other pieces thrown into the mix. These are everyday objects, but still stylish and attractive. Everyday exhibits of art. Good way to spend an hour or so for a small price.

1 Thank SzczRob

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