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Amuse Museum

2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5806-1181
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If you are interested in textiles this is the place to go!

This museum houses a collection of ‘boro’ fabric items. These are made from scraps of indigo dyed... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
leafpeeperbristol
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bristol
Breathtaking

Antique BORO. I had zero knowledge before going to this museum what BORO was/is. It's a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
IzzyBella17
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Queensland, Australia
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Amuse Museum is a complex type Art building of cloth culture and Ukiyo-e, select shop of the Japanese souvenir, event hall are integrated.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boro” (16 reviews)
“scraps” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-5806-1181
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"boro"
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"rags"
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"hemp"
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"farming"
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This museum houses a collection of ‘boro’ fabric items. These are made from scraps of indigo dyed fabric. The people who made the blankets and garments were very poor and used every scrap of fabric, it is not patchwork in the traditional sense but it...More

Thank leafpeeperbristol
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Antique BORO. I had zero knowledge before going to this museum what BORO was/is. It's a beautiful story... of the Japanese philosophy of Mottainai *waste not - long ago peasant and farming clothing rags were 're worked to form blankets and other items... It's passing...More

Thank IzzyBella17
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is not far from the major tourist hub in Asakusa. But it is just far enough away that the place was almost deserted. The first 2 floors were quite artistic. The upper floors had history that changes every few months. About 1000 Yen...More

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Having just visited the Senso temple next door, I wandered into this museum not knowing what to expect. What a find!! As a quilter, I am naturally interested in textile art. I was not familiar with Boro, so I appreciated the educational aspect of the...More

Thank NewYorkCityJoan
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must for any textile enthusiast. It has a fantastic display of traditional boro garments & household textiles. Beautifully displayed & very interesting background information about their providence. If you love indigo, textiles or want to learn more about traditional Japan this...More

Thank TravelistaMelB
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Amuse museum has probably the most comprehensive collection of Boro textiles I have ever seen, with excellent English descriptions. That said, I have seen a lot of Boro in museums in Aomori prefecture that it wasn't anything new to me. However, I did like...More

Thank Simone R
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

The museum has an extraordinary collection of Bodoko (Boro). At first sight I thought 'What are these tatty rags?' On further exploration I became more and more fascinated by the history they record of the way of life they document of poor Aomori farmers in...More

1  Thank suzziej
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Boro exhibit was on display when we went to visit. The textiles on display with descriptions, as well as personal stories by the curator make for a very intimate experience. You get a really interesting view of how people in northern Japan survived and...More

1  Thank Kent M
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

What a breath of fresh air after the madness of Asakusa! From the gorgeous shop on the ground floor to the viewing platform at the top of the Museum, I was very happy to be there. The shop was full of lovely arts and crafts,...More

2  Thank Famkefonz
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I am a lover of Japanese folk arts, and this museum was my favorite of all the ones I visited in Japan. It was far, far better than the very disappointing Japan Folk Arts Museum (Mingelkan) in Tokyo which I also visited. Amuse Museum has...More

4  Thank MadrugadaMistral
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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