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“amazing art work // beautiful setting”

Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“amazing art work // beautiful setting”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We loved this little gem located very near the Kawaguchiko lake. The Kimono art work is absolutely amazing and the setting just beautiful.

There is a nice walking trail along the lake share from Kawaguchiko town to the museum (without checking exactly how long it took us I would guess roughly 45min).

Visited May 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A different kind of museum that is unforgettable”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife buys kimono material and has them made into beautiful evening gowns. Imagine our "Wow!" upon entering this special art museum filled with Kubota's exciting kimono creations. Too bad they didn't allow any cameras because every view was stunning. We visited this place in Autumn when the museum was surrounded by the intense red and yellow colors of momiji everywhere and I was free to use my camera. We would like to go back to spend even more time admiring his delicate works of art.

Visited November 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“A transformative experience”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Kimonos? Why would I want to see kimonos? Because they are simply magnificent. We were not prepared at all for the beauty of the setting and the construction of the museum. It reminded us somewhat of some of what Cesar Manrique did in Lanzarote.
The staff offers a 20 minute video in English about the artist which is well worth seeing. (You can find it on Youtube divided into three parts.) To experience Itchiku's 40 year quest to solve the mystery of 16th century tsujigihana, to see his transformation of the nightmare of his Siberian imprisonment into his "Burning Sun" masterpiece as well as the "Symphony of Light" series it inspired. These are passionate works of art that ares to be loved, when viewed from a distance as well as looking at them from inches away. Worth the trip.

Visited April 2014
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Se Qld
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“Absolutely incredible”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited the Itchiku Art Museum and were astounded to think that one man was able to recreate an art, Tsujigahana dyeing, and present the art, in such an amazing facility.
The 46 pieces of "Symphony of light" are simply stunning, and truly a lasting legacy of this artists work, unfortunately incomplete, to Itchiku Kubota's wishes of completing 80 pieces before he passed away.

Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“great displays of kimonos”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Ichiku Kubota is a textile artist. There's a video showing his biography and his life work along with the kimonos he had worked on The garden is also beautiful and serene.

Visited March 2014
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