This private museum (part of the same corporation that brews beer and other alcoholic beverages) has a collection of 3,000 Japanese antique arts and crafts, including ceramics, lacquerware, glassware, screen paintings, teaware, Noh costumes, kimono, ornamental hairpins, dyed fabrics, scrolls, and much more, which it shows in themed exhibitions that change several times a year. There are also visiting exhibitions, such as a recent exhibit of Imari porcelain shipped to Europe in the 17th century, courtesy of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics in Osaka. An audio guide, when available, costs ¥500 extra. The museum, located in the thoroughly contemporary Tokyo Midtown complex, nevertheless conveys a traditional Japanese setting by employing wood, paper, and other natural materials in its design, augmented by focused lighting that puts art objects center stage in dimly lit rooms. In that way, the museum succeeds in its mission to help us view ancient art in a new way and see the beauty in everyday life, thereby bridging the differences of time, place, and culture between the artwork's creation and our own.