The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

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The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art
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The Izumo Quilt Museum is the only quilt museum in the country. The hall features a 200-year-old Izumo style mansion as the exhibition hall, with works mainly produced by quilt artist Hachiwakigaki Reiko set up in the hall with seasonal flowers and trees, good old Japanese traditional beauty, and hall You can see installation by theme such as the art of the pond. Please experience the work that gives an overwhelming presence and the installation every season.
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Stephen S
Dapto, Australia328 contributions
A museum too far
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 of travel frm Matsue for a15 minute exhibition is not really worth it.
Written March 6, 2016
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Lazym50
11 contributions
A little disappointing
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 is polite, friendly and helpful. The taxi cost 2800 yen round trip and navigating a local train to get to the little station and back took a long time for a 20 minute visit in the museum.
Not sure I would have gone if I'd known how much effort it would take.
Written March 6, 2016
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Rika P
Quedlinburg, Germany168 contributions
A journey into the past
Mar 2013 • Friends
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 museum itself are built in the special style of the Izumo area. In the museum you can learn about this typical architecture and experience it firsthand.
The exhibition inside this old family residence includes the work of Ms. Mutsuko Yawatagaki, a famous Japanese quilt artist. The exhibitions change seasonally and everytime they present other quilts in new arrangements and installations. Every display is thoroughly presented in traditional Japanese style, using Ikebana, ancient pottery and many other artworks.
The quilts themselves are made of antique kimono fabrics, some of them more then 200 years old. While taking the tour through the exhibition, which is also held in English, you can see the beautiful mountain landscape of Izumo through the windows.
Inside the museum you can enjoy Japanese green tea served with homemade traditional sweets in beautiful shapes, which change seasonally as well. After exploring the exhibition, the small museum shop is worth a visit. You can buy books or pamphlets about current or past exhibitions and it is also possible to buy handmade goods like wallets or other textiles made of ancient kimono.
The Museum of Quilt Art is a bit far away from the main train stations, but a good way to go there is to take a taxi from JR Naoe station. It is really worth it to undertake this journey!
Written June 12, 2013
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James C
London, UK30 contributions
Unmissable
Mar 2013 • Solo
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 on display are made from the salvaged material of old kimonos. The museum is so tastefully curated and designed it's as much an attraction as the quilts are. Whether you have a passion for quilts or not this museum is not worth skipping. I really enjoyed every moment of my visit and I cannot recommend it enough.
Written April 5, 2013
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Olga I
Tokyo, Japan62 contributions
Beautiful museum!
Mar 2013 • Friends
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 arrangement in this beautiful Japanese styled house increases the effect of each piece. This kind of mysterious, spiritual and at the same time pleasant atmosphere surrounds the whole place. The Japanese feeling of aesthetic appears for Europeans sometimes kind of strange and disharmonious. The beauty lies in the fragmentariness, unbalance and the idea of transience that is why the exhibitions are theme based, depending on each season.
Written April 3, 2013
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Andy L
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan22 contributions
Unexpectedly beautiful displays
Mar 2013 • Friends
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 charm. The museum itself is an renovated traditional Japanese house and located in the rural area, so that one may appreciate the building and the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. I also recommend having a look at the gift shop too, there are the standard items such as cards and coin purses on sale BUT each piece has in it, or is made with, the same 200 year old kimonos that the quilts are made of. A chance to get a real unique beautiful gift for yourself or a loved one.
Written April 3, 2013
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Hong An D
Shinjuku, Japan125 contributions
200 Hundred year old Kimono's
Mar 2013 • Friends
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 english support are provided. The coordinator have thought through every detail and have made the museum very foreigner friendly. The museum is a gem among the farmlands and hills. The quilts are delicately displayed to show their beauty. Many of the quilts have 200 year old kimono's expertly sown in. After enjoying the quilts, visitors may enjoy green tea and the museum's original sweets. Visitors may also find many quilted finds in the Museum's gift shop.
Written March 27, 2013
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Annie N
Tokyo, Japan108 contributions
A must see
Mar 2013 • Friends
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 in a 200 year old Japanese House. There are lovely ikebanas on display though out the museum. If you have time you should definitely sit down and enjoy some matcha. The museum also has a little gift store. I would suggest buying the cards, that are decorated with old kimono fabric, to send home to friends or family. If you are like me and aren't quite that interested in quilts, this museum is still a must see. It is so much more than quilts on display. I urge you all to go!
Written March 12, 2013
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