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久保田一竹美術館 Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

  • Culture / Art / History (Art museums / Galleries)
  • Around Fujigoko
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  • ClosedTuesday(excluding Tuesdays which fall on public holidays and the first Tuesday in January)and December 26-28

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District
Around Fujigoko
Address
2255 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0304, Japan
Category
  • Culture / Art / History (Art museums / Galleries)
Opening Hours
[April-November]9:30-17:30(The entrance gate closes at 17:00), [December-March]10:00-16:30(The entrance gate closes at 16:00)
Closed
Tuesday(excluding Tuesdays which fall on public holidays and the first Tuesday in January)and December 26-28
Website
http://www.itchiku-museum.com/en.pdf
Tel.
+81-555-76-8811
Date of post:2015/07/14

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In the 1930s when he was 20 years old, Itchiku Kubota was fascinated by the Tsujigahara-dyeing, a popular method to dye clothes practiced more than five hundred years ago in Japan. He studied the method and created an original technique called Itchiku Tsujigahara, which made him a renowned artist worldwide.

This museum was built when he was 76 years old at the lakeside of Lake Kawaguchiko. Entering into the premise through an oriental style gate, there is a garden with a waterfall. Walking through the garden, which leads us to an annex of the museum, is like strolling in a small forest. Itchiku revered Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, so you can clearly see his tastes on the design of the building. In the annex, there is an exhibition room of glass beads he collected in Europe, Africa and other parts of the world.

The pyramid shaped building is the museum sustained by 16 pillars of 1,000-year-old Hiba, Japan’s indigenous cypress. You can see a rustic beauty of the structure from inside, where many kimono collections he designed are exhibited. Itchiku made effort to express rich natural beauty using his own dyeing techniques. The sea, four seasons in nature, the cosmos, and Mt. Fuji are designed on the kimonos. They give us breathtaking moments by their refined Japanese beauty.

At the museum shop, there are original items you can get only here: scarves, accessories using glass beads.

Opening hours: 10:00-16:30 from December to March, 9:30-17:30 from April to November
Closed: on Tuesday (Open on the first Tuesday in a month or holiday), 26 to 28 in December, Open every day in October to November.
Price: ¥1,300 (JPY / adult), ¥900 (JPY / college and high school student), ¥400 (JPY / junior high and elementary school student)

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