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Amuse Museum

Amuse Museum

Description

Amuse Museum houses a museum of the textile culture and ukiyo-e (paintings of everyday life in the Edo period 1603 – 1868), a select shop of Japanese-style products, and an event hall. It introduces the Japanese art and craft through exhibitions and movies. Its permanent exhibition, BORO, is a precious collection of Tanaka Chuzaburo, a folklorist. Boro means a rag, a piece of old clothing that has been repeatedly patched up and sewn over generations. You can see the collection of boro and old Japanese everyday tools that attracts a great deal of attention from the world. It also shows super-high-resolution digital movies of Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, and Kitagawa Utamaro's (ukiyoe painters) famous ukiyoe artwork, which you can see in real life only at the Boston Museum. There is a museum shop in the complex, and it sells small Japanese-styled articles such as towels or fans and traditional crafts created by various artists. It is located a five-minute walk from the Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and the Tobu Isesaki Line.

Location Information

  • Address

    2-34-3, Asakusa, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0032

  • Nearest Station
    Asakusa Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Toei Asakusa Line
    ・ Tobu Isesaki Line (Tobu Sky Tree Line)
    ・ Tsukuba Express
    5 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    03-5806-1181

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Last admittance is 30 minutes before closing. Bar Six (6F): 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (TEL: 03-5806-5106, closed on Mondays)
  • Closed
    Monday