The Official Tourism Site of Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
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The Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum

Matsumoto Mingei-kan 松本民芸館

The Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum is a small museum located in eastern Matsumoto. Major exhibits are wooden crafts, bamboo wares, glassware, china and porcelain etc. They had been collected not only from this region but from other parts of Japan and foreign countries.

This museum was originally the possession of Mr. Taro Maruyama who had run a folkcraft shop in the downtown.
Mr. Maruyama who had been fascinated by folkcraft since he met Dr. Sohetsu Yanagi, a famous folkcraft investigator, and he built this museum in 1962 collecting as much as 7,000 articles at his own expense.
You can enjoy the view of Japan Alps and grape farms from the window.

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Access Take the bus on the Utsukushigahara line for 15 minutes. Get off at the Folkcraft Museum bus stop. (Google Map)
Admission Y300 for adults, free for ES/JHS
Hours 9:00am - 5:00pm (doors close 4:30pm)
Closed Mondays, Dec 29 - Jan 3
Tel 0263-33-1569

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