Tottori Folk Crafts Museum, Tottori

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The Tottori Folk Crafts Museum (鳥取民芸美術館, Tottori Mingei Bijutsukan) opened in Tottori, Japan, in 1949. It was established as the Tottori Mingeikan by Yoshida Shōya (吉田璋也), local advocate of the mingei folk craft movement, who formed a craft guild in 1931 and opened the craft shop "Takumi" in the city the following year. The building in which the museum is housed was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property in 2012.
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  • This is a small museum in a lovely old home near the train station. The floors and interior are beautiful, smooth wood. On display are local crafts mainly pottery and furniture. The furniture is...  more »
  • The building housing this museum was, apparently, once the home/offices of a local physician. It was a great example of early 20th century architecture, and was an excellent backdrop for this...  more »
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