The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, located on the crest of Mount Carmel, is dedicated exclusively to the preservation and exhibition of Japanese art, and is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. The Museum’s collection is one of the largest and most important outside Japan, comprised of more than 7,000 items. Each year the museum host over 90,000 visitors, 70,000 participants in cultural events such as lectures, films projections and art courses, and an innovative education program for children and people of all ages.
In the educational branch of the Museum, activities based on the exhibitions are conducted for schoolchildren and those of kindergarten age, for teachers, and for other groups. Courses are given in Japanese traditional arts and crafts. The Museum also presents events concerning the arts and culture of Japan. These include lectures, films, the tea ceremony, festivals and special celebrations, many of which are held in the Raphael Angel Auditorium. To answer all of the needs of the museum, a major expansion is planned.