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Kubota Itchiku Art Museum

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Lake Kawaguchi, Japan

Visit the Kubota Itchiku Art Museum, dedicated to Kubota Itchiku, the artist who revived the lost art of Tsujigahan silk dying, which was used as a way of decorating kimonos beginning in the 14th century.

Inspired by a fragment of Tsujighan textile displayed at the Tokyo National Museum, Kubota Itchiku dedicated the rest of his life to recreating and mastering this labor intensive silk dying process. Within the museum are several of the artists famed kimono creations that depict themes of nature, the seasons & the cosmos. Outside of the museum, stretching across wooded slopes and museum buildings is an extensive garden designed by Kubota Itchiku himself. 

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