Museum of Japanese Art and Technology

Museum of Japanese Art and Technology

Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Viv and Mart Adventures
Gdynia, Poland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Mart says : "Kimono. Countless inspirations". The exhibition gives you the opportunity to move to the ethereal world of genuine Japanese, silk, hand-painted kimonos, presented in ascetic bright rooms with soothing music in the background.

Flying cranes and oriental flowers are frequent decoration motifs. In addition, you can see modern kimonos created by Polish designers inspired by Japanese art. The exhibition perfectly reflects the spirit and philosophy of the Japanese world.

Viv says : Nimbed in a soothing darkness and while the environment is lined with only a few footsteps and murmurs, almost immersed in a breath of silence, we discovered the paintings of Watanabe Seitei.

From his voluptuous and elegant features, we got the feeling that the art of subtraction, so dear to Japanese artists, was taking its full meaning here.

A minimalism that does not detract from the phenomenal sense of detail that inhabits the life depicted in these scenes.

Whether it is tiny or glorious, one always finds the benevolent eye of the man who has known how to look at life with love and empathy.

Domo arigato gozaimasu.
Written 21 March 2023
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varshavca
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Unfortunately, it feels like a wasted potential.
There are NO permanent exhibitions. So it all depends on what you happen to coem across at the time of your visit to Kraków. Will it be art or will it be technology?
We were lucky that at the time of out trip there was a exhibition about the topic that interested us. The exhibition was nicely done, but we did felt insufficiency at the end. At slow pace with reading everything and watching all the movies, it took us less than 2 hours to be done with all it had to offer.
The stuff needs more training, they were nice, but seemed disoriented and lacking information.
Written 25 September 2022
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YuiOkami
Szczecin, Poland183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I cannot miss any trip to Krakow without visiting the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. Exhibitions are very diverse and partially changed, it's a pity that I don't live closer.
Written 30 April 2022
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Milly
Cheshire, UK4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went to this museum as we are keen on art galleries and museums. Sadly this museum did not meet up to what we had anticipated for such a cool building and concept.

The staff were not the friendliest, we felt looked down upon and they were not welcoming at all. The gallery all felt very stiff. All the artwork very alike with not a good variation.

All in all I would not recommend it this museum in Krakow due to the snobby feel it gave off when within it, the unvaried art work and the steep price for little work.
Written 25 October 2021
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Levoyageurtre
Nice, France22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Surprising japanese museum in a city like Krakow . Of course quite small but nice architecture , expositions and restaurant with view on the river
Written 1 August 2021
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CastleDiver
Tralee320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A superb collection of Sons of Nippon head choppers! These swords could tell some storys I bet. The display is informative but I could imagine it would be boring if its not your thing
Anyone who has read 'Shogun' will love it. The Japanese lunch after was really tasty and good value. The other part of the museum is taken up by the sketches of a Japophile from Poland, all very interesting and worth a look. Recommend.
Written 24 January 2020
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you like Japanese culture and technology, this is the place to visit. The building is striking from the outside and the riverside location cannot beat. Some exhibits were closed for renovation. Do not miss the wonderful Japanese cafe / restaurant by the river for excellent Japanese meals.
Written 11 September 2019
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ReviewsItaly
italy2,786 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Not the place you should expect to find in Krakow.
Our son likes Japan and he went.
1 zotly for under 16, then ...
Written 1 September 2019
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Machova
Warsaw, Poland146 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
As a person originally from Krakow, I am shocked and revolted by how a great potential of this collection and building is wasted by a poor service and lack of informational value of exhibitions.

First of all, this museum is supposed to host a vast collection of Japonica gathered over a lifetime by Feliks "Manggha" Jasienski, a famous collector of Asian and particularly Japanese artefacts. I am sure those thousands of items are there - just nowhere to be seen. Secondly, the building is beautiful - a Japanese project on the initiative of the director Andrzej Wajda, who also co-founded it. Altogether, this could have been one of landmarks of Krakow.

But, unfortunately, the reality is far from that. You enter by one of two entrances, and meet a disoriented young lady who would tell you that theoretically this is a ticket counter, but she doesn't know how to sell tickets and her more knowledgeable colleague is out for lunch. After a painful process of extracting more info from her, you move on to another entrance (equally poorly marked) to find out that not only the mysterious colleague, but most of the staff are actually out for lunch. You decide to wait for them in the cafeteria, but there is no place - because apparently this is where they are having lunch! So, you stand there waiting, finally are able to buy your ticket for 20 zloty (not little for Polish museums) and enter. The reason we went there was to see an exhibition on the Ainu (indigenous people of Northern Japan and Eastern Russia) and the Gorals (Polish mountaineers with a distinct culture). The exhibition had great potential - to present the complicated history of Ainu, to trace the similarities between the two people, both of rich culture developped in harsh climate, traditional social structure and maintaining their identity despite being a minority. Unfortunately, if I didn't know something about the Ainu and the Gorals from elsewhere, I would have found absolutely nothing from the exhibition, as the informational content was close to zero and focused on the Polish collector who gather the presented artefacts (mostly photos).

All in all, this could have been a great place - but almost complete lack of information and poor service mean I will avoid it from now. Such a pity.
Written 12 December 2018
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Mateusz M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Extremely boring. Very small collection. Everything is extremely alike.

The painting have been neglected for far too long and are disgustingly yellow.

Many labels are placed in such a way that you can't read what it says on them.

No Japanese technology despite the official name suggesting there should be some.

Half the people in the museum are tourists the other half are obsessed with looking like they're Japanese despite not being.

Only good thing is the view from the cafe.
Written 24 July 2018
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