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Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, Kyoto

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Familiarize yourself with the techniques and history of local handicrafts at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Admire exhibits covering dozens of categories and over 500 samples of traditional crafts, such as textiles, ceramics, pottery, paintings, weapons, musical instruments, and devotional artifacts. English signage and descriptions will help you understand the collection, and you can also watch video examples and live demonstrations with artisans using traditional tools and methods. Be sure to stop by the gift shop to pick up a unique souvenir inspired by the collection. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Lovely small museum space but very well designed with ample English descriptions. There are close to 10 hands-on activities like doing a furoshiki wrap, spinning tops, etc that are interesting for... 
    Lovely small museum space but very well designed with ample English descriptions. There are close to 10 hands-on activities like doing a furoshiki wrap, spinning tops, etc that are interesting for...  more »
  • it was better 10 years ago, handwork, exquisite work is vvv expensive in kyoto, a genuine boutieu will charge £ 2500 for a pure kyoto indigo dyed of the aubergine color, designer prices, just for a... 
    it was better 10 years ago, handwork, exquisite work is vvv expensive in kyoto, a genuine boutieu will charge £ 2500 for a pure kyoto indigo dyed of the aubergine color, designer prices, just for a...  more »
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  • It was really cool to see the tool exhibition downstairs! I learned how the Japanese people utilized different materials and techniques to weave baskets, carve masks and make tools! Very informative!!! ALSO, it was FREE to go when I went.
  • Really beautiful museum about Kyoto's traditional arts, really deserve a visit. The staff is really nice and you can also try some of the games/arts yourself!

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