Be immersed in the beauty of Japanese crafts in Kyoto. : Kiyomizu sannenzaka museum
The luxurious and dainty enamel pots are like flower gardens. NAMIKAWA Yasuyuki, who was a Imperial Craftsman made them. They are the greatest cloisonne works in Japan.
Many high quality craft-work was produced in Japan from the 19th to the early 20th centuries. As most of them were exported, there are few crafts left in Japan. Kiyomizu sannenzaka museum is a precious museum which mainly collects great Japanese craft-work from the 19th century, such as enamel, ‘makie’ lacquerware, metal work and ‘Kyo satsuma’.
Craft-work in Japan developed from the 17th century. Many ‘Katana’ accessories were made in the 17th century, and 10% to 20% of the museum collection is katana accessories. Other collections include hair sticks, buckles, pill cases (called Inrou), pots, vases and incense burners. You can see many kinds of beautiful artifacts in the museum.
Japanese craft-work in the 19th century is artistically and technically outstanding. There is very few craft-work equal to those works in the world. You will be overwhelmed by the power of expression, the very small lifelike animals and plants on the crafts.
You should be immersed in the beauty of Japanese crafts when you travel to Kyoto.