Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
The Itchiku Kubota Art Museum profiles the life and work of textile artist Itchiku Kubota. The museum consists of the main exhibition building and the Gaudi-esque ‘New Wing’ building. Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003) is acclaimed for his mastery of the ‘Tsujigahana’ dying technique – an antiquated technique used during the Muromachi Period (1336-1573). Kubota revitalized and mastered the old technique and in doing so, produced stunning and elaborate kimono.
The museum consists to two main buildings – a pyramid-shaped timber structure displaying Kubota’s ‘Symphony of Light’, an exquisite series of kimono with further information and video presentations of this life and work and the Gaudi-esque ‘New Wing’, housing Kubota’s private collection of artworks including his collection of glassware and beads, from around the world.
Two cafes and a landscaped garden make the museum a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours, with its location intentionally chosen to allow fantastic views of Mount Fuji.