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Updated: November 1, 2019

Dress with the Best―Precious Textiles for Tea Utensils 名物裂と古渡り更紗

SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM, 2-23-1 Okamoto, Setagaya City, Tokyo
2019-11-02 - 2019-12-15

Introducing the beauty of textiles, and their connection to tea ceremony

This is the Sekaido Bunko Art Museum’s first exhibition focusing on dyed and woven fabrics. In the world of Japan’s refined tea ceremony and green tea culture, beloved by intellectuals, “meibutsugire” is a generic term for a range of textiles used for pouches for tea containers, hanging scrolls, and other tea ceremony paraphernalia. From the Edo period onwards, printed cotton with vivid designs - either hand drawn or made with a templates - featuring plants, animals and geometric shapes, as well as imported printed cotton textiles from India, were used to make tea ceremony mats and tea pouches. This exhibition features exquisite examples of textiles that convey the skill of the craftspeople who made them.

How to Get There

  • Seikado Bunko Bus Stop | 5 min on foot | Tama #30, Tama #31 and Tama #32 Bus Lines from Futakotamagawa Station.

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:30
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open November 4(Monday)
    *Closed November 5(Tuesday)




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • English |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Automatic doors | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Urinal with handrail | Western-style toilet with handrail | Wheelchair loan |

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