Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa

The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art is devoted to displaying and conserving Japanese artworks and is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. It was founded in 1959, with the assistance and on the initiative of Felix Tikotin (1893-1986) of the Netherlands, and the late Abba Hushi, who was then the Mayor of Haifa. The museum's collection comprises some 7,000 items including paintings, prints, drawings, screens, textiles, ancient illustrated books, ceramics, miniature carvings (netsuke), metal and lacquer work, antique swords and handicrafts, mainly from the 14th to 19th centuries. It also has some modern Japanese artworks. In 1995, a new wing designed by the late Japanese architect Junzō Yoshimura of Tokyo and Israeli architect Professor Al Mansfeld was added to the existing gallery.

Why You Should Visit:
Japan's art in a nutshell! Lots of constant exhibits of 'classical' Japanese art plus regular temporary exhibitions.
Signage is good (in both Hebrew & English); there is a small cafeteria and a pretty sweet gift shop.

Might look just a bit overpriced, but check for discounts and consider buying a combined ticket (6 museums in a week for ~15 euro – see the Haifa Museums site).

Opening Hours:
Sat-Thu: 10am-7pm; Fri: 10am-1pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
Sight Location: Haifa, Israel (See walking tours in Haifa)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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