Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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Explore the one-of-a-kind collection of kimonos at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Itchiku Kubota's kimonos employ dyeing and decorating techniques that have been virtually obsolete since the 17th century. The artist also designed the entire hillside museum in a style inspired by Gaudi; stroll the gardens to fully appreciate the scenic location, with views of Mt. Fuji and the nearby lake. As a bonus treat, don't forget to have a cup of warm tea in the adjacent tea house. See Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and all Fujikawaguchiko-machi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner.
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  • The kimonos are exquisite. Well worth a visit. There was also a video which showed how they were made - very impressive. 
    The kimonos are exquisite. Well worth a visit. There was also a video which showed how they were made - very impressive.  more »
  • Visited the museum even though we are not museum people but we were pleasantly surprised. Very quirky building and environment which is good for photos. Inside is not big but you will learn enough... 
    Visited the museum even though we are not museum people but we were pleasantly surprised. Very quirky building and environment which is good for photos. Inside is not big but you will learn enough...  more »
  • For anyone with an interest in textiles this is a must see. Take the time to watch the short film first to understand what you are looking at as the techniques used are incredibly complex. I had... 
    For anyone with an interest in textiles this is a must see. Take the time to watch the short film first to understand what you are looking at as the techniques used are incredibly complex. I had...  more »
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  • If you're interested in kimono,then this is the museum for you. It's a small selection of Itchiku Kubota's work but it needs to be seen to be believed. The artistry that went into making these kimonos is just amazing. There is a 15 minute video in English and Japanese explaining Kubota's life and work processes. The staff are also happy to give extra insights into the displays, in English. The museum is a delight from the entrance gate and back.
  • This is one of my favorite musuems in Japan, it is very very unique. Although I heard from our tour guide about the artist and saw introductory video, I didn't expect what I will see till I got there. You can't admire his art, talent hatd works ( specially knowing the process and the details. Each piece is beyond precious. You can spend quite amount of time to see, enjoy and soothe your souls with seeing the texture, colors and details on each art piece. I think they need to have more advertisement and have the pictures to sell. These magnificent art pieces need to be more known to everyone !
  • Highly recommend this place if you're at all interested in traditional kimono art. Absolutely gorgeous kimonos on display and beautiful grounds to walk around.
  • I recommend this wonderful extra ordinary museum for the extremely high quality of the kimono and explanations. You are traveling out of time in the life of this extra terrestrial artist. Amazing. The garden has also to be seen
  • For the price not so good, Had the kimonos on display and that is it", and a nice place to walk in the back.but nothing special, Let's just say that it is more for women than men. Price should be more like 500 yen, The Gem museum was a lot better and good price.

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