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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was established with the aim of focusing on Kyoto’s crafts and industries. It has remained true to its philosophy, hosting events and exhibitions featuring local artisans.

This exhibition provides a historical overview of Kyoto Prefecture’s traditional crafts, highlighting the ever-evolving diversification of their genres. It also reveals the way modern artisans have been innovative in new ways of expression. Featured artists include Kanjiro Kawai and Isaburo Ueno; March 16-May 6.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; (075) 761-4111; Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; Higashiyama Station, Tozai Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥850. Closed Mon. (except April 29, May 6). www.momak.go.jp/English.

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