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.
Apr. to Nov. 09:30 to 17:30 (last entry at 17:00) / Dec. to Mar. 10:00 to 16:30 (last entry at 16:00)
Open daily / closed Tuesdays and Dec.26-28
Adults: JPY1300 / Uni. & HS students: JPY900 / Children (6-15): JPY400
From Otsuki Station, take the JR Chuo Line to Kawaguchiko Station - 50 to 60 minutes. Once at Kawaguchiko, the museum can be reached by taxi - 10 minutes - or using the 'Retro Bus' - 25 minutes