Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In 1994, a dyeing artist, Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003),built the museum in its perfect location with a majestic view of Mt.Fuji and the serene Lake Kawaguchi. The museum permanently exhibits Itchiku Tsujigahana works with the two main themes of "trinity of humans, nature, and art" and "the center of new culture and art." The whole museum, including the garden, buildings, and furnishings, represents "the world of Itchiku."
Duration: 1-2 hours
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AllyMelpo
Leeds, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Fascinating museum, wonderful grounds and very enjoyable visit. Wonderful sense of the scale of skill!

Thank you for the experience.
Written 31 December 2023
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MEKW1
Houston, TX96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This small museum was beautifully designed and personally built by the artist to display some of his favorite hand painted and dyed kimonos, as well as his eclectic collection of glass beads and ethnic figurines from his many travels. But the focus remains the extraordinary silk kimonos which were created using an ancient technique called tsujigahana. Hand painted panels stained differentially with a kaleidoscope of dyes and swaths of silk twisted and tied to sequester color and produce relief and three dimensional form. The twenty or so kimonos are an explosion of color with representations of nearby Mt Fuji and different seasons.

The museum is hidden in a wooded lot not far from several major vantage points for Mt Fuji. If has a wonderful tea room inside that should not be missed.
Written 5 December 2023
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Holly R
Sunnyvale, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I gave this 5 stars as someone who loves unconventional expressions or art/creativity with a deep respect for people with grit and passion in a single craft. If you like art, are curious how things are made, and attention to minute detail, I’d recommend this experience.

The kimonos Itichku Kubota made are magnificent. A 20 minute video (in English, but ask an aide) helps orient you the process of manufacturing a kimono which set the tone for our visit. The gallery itself is just one room with 25 of his work. Nothing is behind glass, so you can get really close to inspect and marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship. We spent a few minutes admiring the detail and symbolism of the kimonos and were finished by 1.5 hrs.

A few callouts/warnings:
- no pictures are allowed of the kimonos
- be sure to ask an aide to see the English video, which is in a different room of the main exhibit
Written 14 November 2023
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The kimonos are beautiful, but I would only visit if you are in the area. The gardens in back are pretty. You can sit down for a bite to eat or get something to drink in their little cafe. The exterior of the front looks like something Gaudi designed.
Written 10 May 2023
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I enjoyed the museum and spent a little over an hour viewing the art. I particularly liked that they displayed their cherry blossum pieces while the cherry blossums were blooming. Just makes you realize that people have been enjoying these trees every years for centuries.
Written 6 April 2023
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mabei0123
Tsukuba, Japan16,708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is the museum of Kubota Itchiku (1917-2003), the artist who revived the lost art of Tsujigahana silk dyeing, used to decorate elaborate kimono during the Muromachi Period (1333-1573). In his early twenties he was so inspired by a fragment of Tsujigahana textile exhibited at the Tokyo National Museum, that he devoted the rest of his life to recreating and mastering the labor-intensive silk dyeing technique. Several of the artist's Kimono creations, depicting themes of nature, the cosmos and the seasons are exhibited. His masterpiece, "Symphony of Light" is really amazing!!
Written 17 September 2022
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anna-feliz91
Fremantle, Australia175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The kimonos are exquisite. Well worth a visit. There was also a video which showed how they were made - very impressive.
Written 25 February 2020
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Patira K
Bangkok, Thailand100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
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 about Japanese culture of kimonos.
Written 6 February 2020
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NewcastleKiwigirl
Melbourne, Australia98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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 never seen anything like it. Every piece is a work of art. It is quite a story of a person following their passion and perfecting it. The gardens and shop are lovely as well.
Written 3 December 2019
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nadi
Israel1,305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The whole place is magnificent, The location, facing Mt. Fuji, Lake Kawaguchi. The gardens, The Teresa , the building. But the most unique are the Beautiful Kimonos created by Ichiku Kubota the Japanese artist who built this museum.
Written 29 November 2019
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