Itchiku Kubota’s Kimono Museumbabibubebo | 14 10 2006
The Itchiku Kubota Kimono Museum is within walking distance of Kawaguchiko of Fuji Five Lakes (fujigoko) and is really a can’t miss place if you are in the area. Itchiku Kubota devoted almost his entire life to developing his own style of making beautiful kimonos and his hard work and devotion can be seen in his works of art. Besides the beautiful kimonos, some of which have designs that carry over between 4 or 5 different kimonos, the museum itself and landscape on the museum grounds are really a site to see.
When you arrive ask if they have an English guide, because sometimes they do. Also, there is an English video that is fairly interesting and very informative about Itchiku Kubota and his original technique.
Like most places in Japan, the best time to come here is in the Fall or cherry blossom season; however, if you are in the Mount Fuji area, don’t miss out on this relatively small but wonderful museum.
Here is the address and contact information and below links to his books:
Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanashi, Japan
2255 Kawaguchi, Kawaguchiko-machi
tel. 0555-76-8811, fax. 0555-76-8812
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