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Amuse Museum, Taito

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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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  • I have travelled to Japan recently with this museum on my list for 2 previous visits. Again it was closed. Their own website now says it is closed permanently looking for a new building for early 2020...  more »
  • A small museum, but a gem for boron lovers. I visited him two years ago and was fascinated by it.
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  • This is a fantastic small museum that houses examples of traditional clothing using the Boro quilting techniques from yesteryear. Make sure to also climbs the steps to the rooftop where you can see a spectacular view of the Senso-ji. The gift shops also has very interesting things to look at.
  • Price was fair and at the time we went was based on kimonos and their fabric throughout time. Interesting actually. They also had some side pieces like old pottery and cookware. The view up to of it was good too. Not a must go place, but worth going if you want to view this sort of thing.
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