Tottori Folk Crafts Museum

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Tottori Folk Crafts Museum
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General information
Address 651, Sakae-machi
Town or city Tottori, Tottori Prefecture
Country Japan
Coordinates 35°29′46″N 134°13′38″E / 35.49611°N 134.22722°E / 35.49611; 134.22722Coordinates: 35°29′46″N 134°13′38″E / 35.49611°N 134.22722°E / 35.49611; 134.22722
Opened 1949

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.[1][2] The building in which the museum is housed was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property in 2012.[3]

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  1. ^ Kikuchi Yuko (2004). Japanese Modernisation and Mingei Theory: Cultural nationalism and Oriental Orientalism. Routledge. p. 74. ISBN 9780415297905. 
  2. ^ 鳥取民藝美術館・たくみ工芸館 [Tottori Folk Crafts Museum - Takumi Craft Hall] (in Japanese). Tottori Prefecture. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ 鳥取民芸美術館』登録有形文化財(建造物)登録のお知らせ [Notice of the Registration of the Tottori Folk Crafts Museum as a Tangible Cultural Property] (in Japanese). Tottori City. Retrieved 18 May 2012.