Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum - Old imari
I went The Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum* in Nagano prefecture at summer vacation.
The chinas and porcelains and folkcrafts in Matsumoto and Japanese and Matsumoto and foreign countries are exhibited. It about 6800 works.
This museum was opened by Taro Maruyama in 1962. Taro Maruyama was artist of folkcrafts and run a folkcraft shop-ちきりや工芸店 in the downtown.
Maruyama met Sohetsu Yanagi, a famous folkcraft Movement reder. Maruyama promoted the Folk Crafts Movement in Matsumoto .
The museum is little far from station. But Ican enjoed traditional old Japanese house and the view of Japan Alps and beautiful farms.
Old imari-in Saga
1313-1 Satoyamabe, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0221, Japan
Take(Ｔａｋｅ) the bus from Matsumoto station
9:00am - 5:00pm (doors close 4:30pm)
Closed Mondays etc. (please check at HP)
photo is OK.