Arts & Crafts

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum showcases the Japanese Art History and culture, over 12,000 years ago, from the period of Tokugawa to the late 19th Century. 

The Collections of Japanese Art widely range from the Dawn of Japanese Art, The Rise of Buddhism, National Treasure Gallery, Buddhist and Courtly Art, Zen and Ink Painting, The Art of Tea Ceremony, Attire of the Military Elite, Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings, The Arts of Daily Life, Developments in Painting and Calligraphy, Noh and Kabuki, Fashion in the Edo Period to Ukiyo-e in the Edo Period.

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Kappabashi DouguGai/Kappabashi Kitchenware Town

Kappabashi Dougugai Street is located in Taito City, Tokyo. You can found old tools and a wide range of household hardware and kitchenware, including bakery equipment, ceramic tableware, china, lacquerware, restaurant equipment, packaging materials,  “fake” plastic food samples, chefs' coats, bamboo wares, baking ingredients, furniture and much more. Over 170 shops are along the west side of Asakusa's main entertainment district, and just midway between Ueno and Asakusa.

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Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center

17th to mid 19th centuries in the Edo period, Taito as a city had inherited the Edo culture. The City of Taito preserved many historic arts and crafts, such as Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. At Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center, you could experience and appreciate treasures of Traditional Crafts of the Shitamachi (lower city) area of Edo, created and developed by generations of craftspeople who worked in the area‘s history and culture. The center hopes you will meet some of the excellent local craftsmen and local artisans. 

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Idemitus Museum of Arts

The Idemitsu Museum of Arts was found in 1966, located in the beautiful imperial Garden in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. The permanent exhibition includes the Idemitus Collection of Japanese painting and calligraphy and Asian ceramics. 

A 5-minute walk from Kokusai Forum Exit of JR Yūrakuchō Station or a 3-minute walk from B3 Exit of Subway Yūrakuchō and Hibiya Stations.

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NSCAD University

One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America. Part of our appeal is the everpresent relationship of the old to the new, and our convenient location in the heart of downtown Halifax’s waterfront district. Behind the Victorian facades of our main campus and the Academy Building – both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – students

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Zhejiang Art Museum

Zhejiang Museum of Art is located on Nanshan Road, adjacent to West Lake. Zhejiang Museum is a landmark building project included in the province, a total investment of 420 million yuan, from the Cultural Department of Zhejiang Province. The museum started to be built in May 2005 and officially opened in August 2009. Zhejiang Museum emphasis on "contemporary" art, but also take into account the historical, based in Zhejiang. It opens for academic purposes, focusing on art collections and exhibitions reflect the course of development of Zhejiang Province.

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The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum was established by a well-known craftsman and scholar Soetsu Yanagi(柳宗悅) in 1936. He was known as the William Morris of the East who found aesthetic in everyday ordinary and handmade utilitarian objects. His book "The unknown craftsman" is a good start to understanding Japanese Craft Philosophy. It is also worthy to visit this warm and cozy museum if you want to know more about Japanese crafts. It will take 1-2 hours for touring.

website: http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/

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Shaanxi History Museum

The Shaanxi History Museum was set up and opened to the public in 1991. It was first modernized museum in China and the "Education Base of Patriotism." The museum has about than 375,000 objects /sets are collected in Shaanxi including the bronzes of the Shang & Zhou dynasties, the pottery figures of successive dynasties, the gold & silver wares of Tang dynasty and the mural paintings of the Tang dynasty with distinguishing features. The 18 pieces of the national treasures and the 1907 pieces of the first-grade relics are in visitors' good grace.

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