November 1994 in Krakow, across the river from the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill, the Centre of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" was inaugurated. The building was designed by an eminent Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, in collaboration with Krakow architects: Krzysztof Ingarden, Jacek Ewy and JET Atelier. It was designed as a place of encounter of two cultures - on a both historical and contemporary, artistic and technological plane. The function of the building is that of a museum and a venue of exhibitions, with a complex of multi-purpose spaces for conferences, concerts and theatre productions, also storage rooms, offices and historic preservation studios. The museum's exhibition spaces are filled with the Japanese art forming Feliks Jasieński's valuable collection, part of the Far East Art Collection owned by the National Museum in Krakow, and also temporary exhibitions of Japanese art and technology.