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Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum

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Peace and beauty

We visited this museum to see cloisonné by a famous artist, Namikawa, and the works of art were... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
Duckbattle
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Canberra
Masterworks of Cloisonné

A great many works designed and made in the home/workshop estate of Yasuyuki Namikawa were sold as... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Prepcook
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Fussa, Japan
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388 Horiikecho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0038, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

We visited this museum to see cloisonné by a famous artist, Namikawa, and the works of art were gorgeous, the best we've ever seen. The flowered vases and small plates with views of lakes and boats were my favourites. It's a small museum, but it...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

A great many works designed and made in the home/workshop estate of Yasuyuki Namikawa were sold as export only due to size but many of the smaller items are shown here. The smaller vases and containers are tiny miracles of hand/ eye coordination and nerves...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a cloisonné museum for Namikawa. The amazing work process, Klin and a collection by the artist are on view in this Machiya house. Situated in Higashiyama area. Definitely off the beaten path. A small bush of wisteria was in bloom when I visited...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a delightful museum showing a collection of cloisonné enamels. Apart from the wonderful enamels and the design drawings the buildings and the garden are absolutely beautiful. I sat just inside watching and listening to the rain falling, it was magical. I highly recommend...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

I appreciated all of them at one place in Kyoto. Yasuyuki Namikawa was a great master of Shippo-yaki cloisonné, and his former house, studio and kiln are open to the public as a cloisonné museum. The structure of house was built in 1890s in a...More

1  Thank AsukaSaki
Reviewed July 10, 2015

We call cloisonne ware "Shippo-yaki". I don't have deep knowledge and artist Mr.Yasuyuki NAMIKAWA. This museum uses old traditional house which was built over 100 years. Every works made me fascinate ! Japanese likes flower, bird, wind, moon etc then express it by drawing design....More

1  Thank GrandTour809397
Reviewed July 6, 2015

On display are some beautiful examples by the master of cloisonne, Namikawa Yasuyuki. Namikawa innovated cloisonne enamels and glazes by using techniques taught to him by German chemist, Gottfried Wagener. Inside you can see the studio, the kiln and the magnificent garden that inspired these...More

3  Thank TravelingMatt66
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