Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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

Approximately 3 to 4- hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

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


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