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Address: 1-4-11 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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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 bubblesReviewed March 6, 2016
Tristram W

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many baskets and pottery of Japan used for everyday life. Different from fine art,folk art doesn't looks special ,especially from the standpoint of local Japanese like us.So,we feel 700 yen is overpriced entrance fee,but may be good for foreign tourists which is coming to Japan for the first time.

1 Thank GAIDA2014
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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