Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" is a national cultural institution and operates in Krakow since 1994. The history of the museum dates back to 1920, when the writer and collector Feliks Jasieński donated to the National Museum of Cracow his large collection of works and objects related to Japanese culture. After the death of Jasieński in 1929, collections were not issued until 1944, when the Nazis organized a special eskpozycję in the Cloth Hall. That's when he saw an exhibition of young Andrzej Wajda, who immediately became fascinated with Japanese art. After receiving the award the film "Kyoto" Wajda decided to donate the entire sum to build a facility in Krakow, where again could present a collection of Jasieński. That was in 1997. Wajda plans supported Krakow authorities and the Government of Japan. Not without significance was the director's popularity in the country of the rising sun. The sum of one million dollars helped draft the Japanese Trade Union of Railwaymen. Coordination of activities on the creation of the museum watched the Kyoto-Krakow foundation. Architect Arata Isozaki property was who gave it to the city free of charge. Despite modern facility, it refers to the ancient Japanese art and refers to the environment, inter alia, to the meandering Vistula, thanks to the soft lines of the facade. In 2006 was selected as one of the 20 most interesting architectural projects in Poland after 1989. Since 2004, the Centre Manngha is an independent cultural institution, not subject to the Krakow National Museum. In addition to the permanent exhibition also they organize temporary exhibitions. In addition, the institution conducts courses tea, flower arranging and Japanese language courses.