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Updated: May 31, 2019

Ikat Textiles from the World 世界の絣

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building, 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo
2019-6-14 - 2019-910

A look at the unique features of each country’s textile culture

The patterned textile style known as “kasuri” in Japan is one of a number of dyeing and weaving techniques which have been practiced in southeast Asia and around the world since ancient times. The patterns that can be created through kasuri range from geometric shapes to complex and detailed pictures ― this versatility of expression marks its main characteristic. This exhibition showcases kasuri-style decorative textiles from around 20 countries including Japan, as well as other parts of Asia, Europe and Africa. While there are points in common across the pieces, visitors can see the colors and patterns distinctively in each region.

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku Station | One Day Street Exit O1 | 1 min on foot
    JR Lines | Toei Shinjuku Line | Oedo Line | Keio New Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:30
    *Open until 19:00 on June 21 (Friday) and July 12 (Friday)
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Sundays
    *Open on the following Sundays: August 4 and August 25
    *Closed July 15 (Monday) and August 9 (Friday) through August 18 (Sunday)




*Discounts available for students

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan | Accessible communication formats |

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