Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts 0

Exhibits numerous national treasure-class artworks donated by Kuboso, a cotton weaving company. The museum serves as the center of art culture, introducing the best of Oriental antiques.

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  • Open

    10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
  • Closed

    Mondays (closed the following Tuesday when holidays fall on Monday), New Year holidays, exhibit rotation periods (please call for details)

The business days/hours are subject to change in order to prevent the spread of infection by COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Please refer to the official website for details.

The Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts was established after Kuboso, a cotton weaving company established in the Meiji period in Izumi City, donated to the city some 500 artworks (the First Kuboso Collection) including two national treasures and 28 important cultural properties, along with a museum building, its site, and funds. Now boasting a collection of 5,000 artworks, the museum exhibits Oriental antiques, including calligraphic works, paintings, bronzeware, ceramics, and porcelain works from Japan, China, and other Asian countries and regions. The museum also possesses a large number of books on Oriental arts, histories, archaeology, religions, and cultures. In 1998, the museum opened a new building to permanently exhibit Chinese craftworks, along with Western paintings by Monet and Renoir. In the garden next to the main building are two tea ceremony houses, named Soan (not open to the public) and Chosentei. Both were constructed by Sotaro Kubo II in 1940, imitating the Omotesenke school's tea rooms, Fushin'an and Zangetsutei. The museum also features a gallery, music hall, tea room, and souvenir shop.

  • Location

    〒 594-1156 3-6-12 Uchidacho, Izumi-shi, Osaka
  • Directions

    Otsu Station on the Nankai Main Line
    Right outside Bijutsukan-mae bus stop after boarding bus bound for Harukigawa or Wakakashi from platform number 2
  • Price

    Permanent exhibitions
    Adults ¥Y500, senior high students and university students ¥300, Junior high school age and under free
    Special exhibitions
    Adults ¥600, senior high students and university students ¥400, junior high school age and under free
    (Additional fee required for special exhibitions)
    *Please call for additional details
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