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The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

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A little disappointing

I agree with all the others that this museum is worth a visit however western travellers should... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2016
Lazym50
via mobile
A journey into the past

The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art is not just a museum – it is a special experience. Located in the... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2013
Rika P
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Mar 5, 2016
“A museum too far”
Mar 5, 2016
“A little disappointing”
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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330 Fukudomi Hikawa-cho, Izumo 699-0642, Shimane Prefecture
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+81 853-72-7146
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Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank 505stephens
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
5  Thank Rika P
Reviewed April 5, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
5  Thank James C
Reviewed April 3, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
4  Thank Olga I
Reviewed April 3, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
4  Thank Andy L
Reviewed March 26, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank Hong An D
Reviewed March 12, 2013

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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank Annie N
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