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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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Address: 2255 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 555-76-8811
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beautiful kimonos

We visited this museum based on reviews I had read. The art work on the kimonos was amazing. We watched video in English to start with to give us a background.My husband and 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2013
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Maroochydore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We visited this museum based on reviews I had read. The art work on the kimonos was amazing. We watched video in English to start with to give us a background.My husband and 2 teenage boys enjoyed it as much. Nice place for peaceful cuppa.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I can't say it any better than "RebelVirgina" did in their review. I agree whole heartedly with what they had to say. I strongly urge you, if you have any interest in beautiful kimonos, fabric in general, etc. to visit this museum. There is a small gift shop and cafe as well. I have been to the museum twice and... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The hand-crafted kimonos on display are the most beautiful in the world, typically depicting Japanese landscapes and the changing of seasons. The museum owns about 90 of Kubota's kimonos, with about a third typically on display at any given time, so the offerings rotate regularly. The detail of these evocative kimonos has to be seen to be believed. The building... More 

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Daintree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

One of the best museums i have ever visited, an amazing building housing the most beautiful kimonos with brilliant colours and textures, They have a good english video to explain the techniques used in the making of the kimonos. A must see on any trip to the Fuji region

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Sydney
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

unfortunately the museum was closing on our arrival but they graciously let us in anyway, which was fantastic. the kimono's were amazing pieces of art. the gallery was an incredible piece of achitecture and the gardens even covered in snow were picturesque. a great place to visit no matter how much time you have and i would love to go... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

A bit out of the way, but easily reached with Retrobus. Building is Gaudi-inspired & very cool. The kimonos are awesome - really beautiful. And such vivid colours. Taking tea in the inner tea room would have been lovely, but I didn't have enough time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

The master himself made the most wonderfull kimono's, some of them was one uear of work, he used reinvented old technics and even for men this is one of the most beautiful artworks I have seen. Some of the kimono's showed together from the backside are showing extraordinary landscapes. Take your time to enjoy this Gaudi building with his beautiful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

There are over thirty hand dyed kimonos on display that make up scenes when joined together and it is amazing to see. Each kimono took one year to complete.Cost was around 1300 yen but worth it, take the time to watch the dvd that explains this mans work.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

An absolute must if you are in the Fuji Five Lakes area. A beautifully designed museum set in grounds that you just have to explore. Kubota's kimonos are stunning. Make sure you ask for the English DVD which explains his influences and techniques.

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I would highly encourage anyone who loves anything Japanese to visit this museum - even folks who hate to visit museums in general. The ambience of a really well designed and lovingly decorated Japanese space just envelopes you the minute you set foot into the museum. To actually be able to view absolutely beautifully designed kimonos in such varied hues... More 

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