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Tamura yasushi

Originally, the Headquarters of the Imperial Guards , the building designed by Military Engineer Tamura Yasushi was left to fall into Disrepair after WWII and destined for demolition. However, the authorities received feedback that the building was of great Architectural Value being a good example of a Western Style Brick Building built during the Meiji Period and also an important Legacy of Government Architecture.It was decided in 1972 that it would be modified as a gallery. The Crafts Gallery was opened in 1977 as an annex to the National Museum Of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT), showcasing Modern Crafts And Design including lacquerwork, bamboowork, woodwork, metal work, textiles, doll, industrial design Architecture Architecture_collection Architecturephotography Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Travelphotography