On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the National Crafts Museum (formally the National Crafts Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) will relocate and open in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.
As part of relocating government functions to other prefectures from Tokyo, the first related facility of the National Museum is going to come to the side of the Japan Sea.
In the future, the relocation will further develop the world of beautiful crafts in the Hokuriku region including Kanazawa, as there have so many craft-producing areas doted.
Becoming close to crafts is an excellent opportunity to see the role of hand manufacturing. The people being fond of the down-to-earth style should value such manual works and handicrafts.
The Japanese crafts are, besides, attracting more attention these days because of a great deal of media coverage and collaboration projects with designers and trendsetters.
To learn the basics, we interviewed Masahiro Karasawa, the first director of the National Crafts Museum.
You can read intriguing stories about what crafts are and how to admire traditional handicrafts; read them to the end.
First Editor-in-Chief, Hokuroku
Note: Sorry. English contents are in preparation.