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The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

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A little disappointing

I agree with all the others that this museum is worth a visit however western travellers should... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2016
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A journey into the past

The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art is not just a museum – it is a special experience. Located in the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2013
Rika P
Quedlinburg, Germany
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5 Mar 2016
“A museum too far”
5 Mar 2016
“A little disappointing”
The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art is the first and sole quilt museum in Japan.Visitors can experience traditional as well as novel styles of Japanese displays, Ikebana, and art works created from antique kimono, presented in a traditional Japanese...more
330 Fukudomi Hikawa-cho, Izumo 699-0642, Shimane Prefecture
+81 853-72-7146
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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is well kept and staffed with very friendly people. The art is excellent though not enough on display. The setup is perfect to show off the quilts. However it is a long way from anywhere if you don't have a car. 2 hours...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I agree with all the others that this museum is worth a visit however western travellers should realise it is a big effort to get to quite a small display. The museum itself is lovely, the quilts are spectacular, all four of the. The service...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art is not just a museum – it is a special experience. Located in the beautiful landscape of the countryside of Izumo, you can really feel the ancient Japan. The buildings in the surroundings of the museum and also the...More

4  Thank Rika P
Reviewed 5 April 2013

I wasn't sure of what to expect before I visited the quilt museum and I must admit I didn't expect much but I was completely blown away by how beautiful it was. The museum itself is in a converted former residence and all the quilts...More

4  Thank James C
Reviewed 3 April 2013

The concept of the Quilt Art museum lies in the presentation of Japanese aesthetics including not only the exhibits but also the space, where the subjects are shown. All the exhibits have their own unique story, because they are made out of old kimonos. The...More

4  Thank Olga I
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Having being slightly skeptical about a museum displaying quilts, I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the pieces on display were. Each quilt is fabricated from kimonos from 2 centuries ago, and displayed alongside ikebana in such a way, that it emphasized each quilt's individual...More

3  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Unlike many museums which are built modernly, the Museum of Quilt Art is set in an old traditional Japanese house. Its beauty is absolutely breath-taking. Though it may be a bit difficult to get there, the efforts are entirely worth it. English pamphlets along with...More

2  Thank Hong An D
Reviewed 13 March 2013

This museum is beautiful beyond words. It has quilts made from kimono's that are as old as 200 years. The quilts are not only beautiful themselves but they are displayed in such an artistic way that is unlike anything i've ever seen. The museum is...More

2  Thank Annie N
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