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Amuse Museum, Taito
(3.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
The Textile Culture and Ukiyo-e Art Museum – Amuse Museum, or simply Amuse Museum, is a private museum specializing in Japanese textile culture and ukiyo-e. It opened on 1 November 2009 in Asakusa, Tokyo, not far from Ueno Park, where multiple other museums are located.The museum houses a collection of everyday clothing and other textiles from the private collection of folklorist Chūzaburō Tanaka. While only about 1500 of the items are on display at any time, the museum rotates through the collection every few months.The talent and entertainment agency Amuse is the owner of the museum.General informationAmuse Museum was established on 1 November 2009 as a private Japanese textile culture and ukiyo-e museum in the Asakusa district of the Taitō special ward of Tokyo, Japan. It is located just east of Sensō-ji. The museum is operated and owned by the talent and entertainment agency Amuse. The concept of the museum curation, Don't be wasteful, is based on the environmental and social activism of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.The museum's collections were started with over 30,000 everyday clothing items from the collection of the folklorist Chūzaburō Tanaka. Many of the pieces are in disrepair and appear to be loosely sewn rags. About 1500 of those items are on display at any one time, and the pieces on display are rotated out every few months.
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  • There were a lot of foreigners or where the sightseeing bus stops located near Gate 2. Contents of the exhibition are foreigners? Seems to be very little unsatisfactory feel.... I think to get at the regular price price is worth and what not, but is my personal impression.
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  • I am a lover of Japanese folk arts, and this museum was my favorite of all the ones I visited in Japan. It was far, far better than the very disappointing Japan Folk Arts Museum (Mingelkan) in Tokyo w...  more »
  • The boro exhibit is fantastic, and the objects are beautifully displayed. Don't miss the gift shop, where they sell fabric, tenugui, t-shirts, and other cool stuff. I bought a boro book for 1/3 the pr...  more »