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Updated: October 1, 2019
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The Nurie Museum is dedicated to nurie (also spelled "nuri-e"—Japanese-style watercolor painting), coloring books, and the master of the art form, Kiichi Tsutaya. The museum has about 200 coloring books on display, mostly from the 1940s to 1960s, from both inside and outside of Japan. By examining these retro drawings, you can see many of the design elements that are reflected in the "kawaii" (cute) style of the anime and manga of today.
In addition to looking at the displays, you can try your hand at nurie coloring, and the gift shop has a lovely selection of coloring books. The museum is located in Arakawa City in Tokyo and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm.
General admission: 500 yen
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