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Amuse Museum

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-34-3, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5806-1181

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Wonderful display of traditional clothing

The Amuse Museum has a display of traditional clothing worn by poorer people in Japan. It includes kimonos, jackets and working clothes that have been patched over years, because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2013
New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Saw this in a guidebook a long time ago and finally made it in. This museum is wonderful. Very well laid out, the Ukiyoe theater is surprisingly interesting, and the enthusiasm the owner has for all everything he's collected is infectious. You will leave caring and having learned a lot about traditional clothing, art, and it's a great time besides.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed the unique section with local artists, where you can purchase their creations. Also, the farming clothes recycled over and over, ( which I found to be very beautiful ) emphasizing the great struggle of this nation. It was well displayed and emotional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Amuse Museum has a display of traditional clothing worn by poorer people in Japan. It includes kimonos, jackets and working clothes that have been patched over years, because the owners valued every scrap of cloth. The results include some amazingly beautiful and artistic garments, which would be of particular interest to people keen on handicrafts and fashion, but also... More 

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Taihape, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This museum is amazing! It has a permanent exhibition of "Boro" ragged traditional clothing that is exquisite! It is an incredible journey you take when viewing these beautiful "soulful" clothing. The stories and wisdom contained in the clothing are very heartfelt and thought provoking, you will come out with a new perspective on what we have. Chuzaturo Tanaka (curator, collector)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

閉館時間に近かったせいか、とても静かでした。 入場料が大人1000円とかなり高いのですが、見ごたえがありました。 屋上からは、スカイツリーがよく見えます。 Boro Exhibition was wonderful. You can learn "mottainai" spirit. You are allowed to touch ad feel old clothes there. The explanation was very good and also written in English. From the roof top, you can see Asakusa Temples and Sky Tree. Don't forget to go to the roof top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My husband and I rate this museum as our favourite museum in all Japan! We spent about 2 hours here absolutely fasinated by the displays of old kimonos. Chuzaburo Tanaka collected hundreds of old kimonos and other pieces and has some on show here. From the prefecture of Aomori, the people made clothes from hemp and simply kept patching them... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I am a textiles freak so loved the Boro exhibition. Even better one is able to take as many pictures as possible and even try some of the garments on. While I was there there was also a Hiroshige woodcut display - what more can I say? Fantastic location right by the Asakusa templeas

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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