A museum showcasing the private collection of the Hosomi family, including over one thousand pieces from the Yayoi to Edo Periods (1603-1867). The collection spans a huge variety, including scrolls, paintings, lacquerware, tea ceremony utensils, Buddhist sculpture and others.
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design - formerly the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts (Fureaikan) - is an incredibly detailed free museum featuring beautiful examples and explanations of a range of different local crafts. Local artisans offer demonstrations of differing techniques, with different crafts on show each day of the week.
Established in 1963, MOMAK, as it’s known, is dedicated to showcasing and preserving twentieth century art from Japanese, European and American artists. It hosts a number of exhibitions each year, plus around 20 different exhibitions from the museum’s own extensive collection.
It places particular emphasis on artists from Kyoto and the Kansai area. The building itself was designed by notable Japanese architect, Fumihiko Maki.