How often have you walked into a homewares store, art gallery, or even someone else's home, and thought to yourself "I wish I had something like this in my house!"? Chances are, quite a few times. A special exhibition taking place at Ishikawa's National Crafts Museum is literally titled "I Wish I Had Something Like This in My House", and will showcase a range of works from artisans and designers who have helped enhance and enrich our daily lives.
Some of the works on display will include pottery from Austrian-born British studio potter Lucie Rie, and from Japanese potter and Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi to name just a couple.
The National Crafts Museum is located approximately 10 to 15 minutes by taxi from JR Kanazawa Station's East Gate.
Alternatively, there are bus services available from the station to the museum area. The Kanazawa Loop Bus takes around 18 to 20 minutes - alight at the “ Hirosaka, 21st Century Museum” stop, and the National Crafts Museum is around 7 minutes on foot from there.
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