This museum is managed by Kyoto University of Traditional Arts. Traditional crafts are the ones that use traditional technologies and materials that existed in Japan since times immemorial. Kyoto University of Traditional Arts was established to groom people who would transmit their knowledge of traditional arts for generations. The museum was visited by the Crown Prince of Japan in 2007 and by the Royal Family of Bhutan in 2011.
The facility has 4 floors, 1st floor is Planned Exhibition Area. Sometimes personal exhibitions by various artists are held here. On the 2nd floor you can find the exhibition by Kyoto University of Traditional Arts. Here you can see the works by masters of Kyoto. You can appreciate the technologies refined by generations.
There is a gallery shop on the 3rd floor where you can see the works by fresh graduates of Kyoto University of Traditional Arts. There is also a demonstration corner, where you can see how the art objects are made. Bamboo crafts, pottery decorating, Buddhist sculptures, lacquer crafts, wood carvings, metal crafts are demonstrated, the activities change every day.
On the 3rd floor there is a gallery called "k3nord", where you can see information related to architecture, design and art.
Entrance fee is 300 yen, 200 yen if the number of visitors is more than 5, 100 yen for students and seniors (over 60 years old). If you wear Japanese traditional clothes, entrance is free. Japanese traditional clothes include yukata, kimono, jinbei and hakama.
Karasu Maoike Station on Karasuma Line. Take exit 6.
Image Gallery: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
Bhutan’s Royal Couple
Students of Kyoto University of Traditional Arts
“komame” by Suzuki Saho
“Whirlpools” Food basket by Hamaguchi Aya
“hana・ami” by Ochiai Yuri
“Amida Nyorai” by Nakamori Takanobu
Description: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
|Sights||Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts (京都伝統工芸館)|
Kyoto-shi, Nakagyo-ku, Karasuma
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 075-229-1010|
Monday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Tuesday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Thursday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Friday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Saturday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Sunday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
|Closed dates||Wednesday Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 300yen|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts