Japanese Folk Crafts Museum
The museum was established in 1936 by Yanagi Sōetsu, the founder of the mingei movement; Hamada Shōji succeeded him as its director. Yanagi and Hamada decided upon its foundation after their 1929 visit to the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm.
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