GINZA KURODA TOUEN

A shop dedicated to ceramic works and arts and crafts in Ginza 7-chome.
On the 1st floor is the shop that permanently carries Japanese arts and crafts.
On the 2nd floor, exhibitions and private exhibits of ceramic artists are held on a weekly basis.
The 3rd floor serves as a small museum that showcases the best arts and crafts. Works of world-renowned ceramic artists Rosanjin Kitaoji, Shoji Hamada and Kanjiro Kawai are on permanent display.

Address
7-8-6 Gnza,Chuo-ku,Tokyo, 104-0061
Contact Information
+81-3-3571-3223
post@kurodatouen.com
http://www.kurodatouen.com
Access
2-minute walk from Ginza Station A2 Exit on the Tokyo Metro (subway).
5-minute walk from the JR Shimbashi Station, Ginza Exit
15m from the Ginza 7-chome intersection of Ginza Avenue (Chuo-dori)

Ginza, long home to Tokyo’s glitziest shops and malls, has also developed a reputation as the city’s art district, with 250 -300 art galleries covering everything from antiques to contemporary art located in the area. The majority of these galleries are easily missed, however, as they are tucked away in side streets or in the basements or upper floors of nondescript buildings that offer little clue from the outside as to the treasures within.
Thirty-five of these galleries are part of an organization called Ginza Galleries, which can be explored independently by following the map available on the Ginza Galleries website.

Created in 2006, the voluntary organization aims to promote the arts and culture of Ginza particularly by supporting smaller, independent galleries that believe they are stronger together. Ginza Galleries hosts several events, including gallery tours and annual Christmas and spring exhibitions. They also collaborate with local commercial and governmental organizations on blockbuster events such as Ginza Art Night, Afternoon Galleries, and Xmas Art Festa that demonstrate the very best that Ginza has to offer. The galleries also provided a place where young artists could interact with fellow artists and visitors. The gallery tours are highly recommended and allow art enthusiasts to go gallery hopping with expert guides who introduce an expansive world of art.