Krakow's Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology
Krakow’s outpost of the Japanese creativity and ingenuity
opened at 26 Konopnickiej street in 1994 as the Manggha
Center of Japanese Art and Technology. Renamed Museum of
Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha", it remains the
biggest institution promoting Japan's culture in the whole
Central and Eastern Europe.
The Center of Japanese Art and Technology is a brainchild of
Andrzej Wajda, the renowned Oscar-awarded Polish film maker,
who also contributed his 340,000 US dollars Kyoto city award and
helped to raise the outstanding 5.5 million dollars to erect it.
Museum of Japanese Art and Technology on the map of
The wave-shaped building of the Manghha Museum on the bank
of the Wisla river just opposite the Wawel Hill was designed
by Arata Isozaki, Japan's prominent architect. It houses
part of the
Krakow National Museum’s Japanese collections
such as fabulous Japanese woodcuts, porcelain, splendid
artifacts of ancient handicraft, ornate weaponry, etc. Many
of them were amassed by Feliks “Manggha” Jasienski, a
wealthy Polish connoisseur, by the end of the 19th century
and donated to the National Museum in Krakow in 1920.
The Manggha Center organizes various temporary exhibitions,
concerts, presentations, etc., pertaining mostly but not
exclusively to Japan’s national heritage or its present-day
achievements. Its modern auditorium is a popular venue for
of classical music and jazz as well as
conferences in Krakow.
Tickets and opening hours of the Manggha Museum of
Japanese Art and Technology
The Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" is
open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Regular tickets cost 20 zloties, reduced 15 zloties.
Available are family tickets for adults with children priced
at 35 zloties and group tickets for 100 zloties. Admission to
permanent exhibitions is free on Tuesdays.
Contact information of the Museum of Japanese Art and
Technology - Manggha.
Postal address: Muzem Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej "Manggha",
ul. Konopnickiej 26, 30-302 Krakow, Poland.
Phone (+48) 122673753 or (+48) 122672703. Web site
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