The popular Amuse Museum spotlights artwork ranging from graphic and product design to textile art that express a uniquely Japanese sensibility. The museum offers a refreshing perspective on Japanese sensibility, aesthetics, and techniques.
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About the Amuse Museum
The eponymous Amuse Museum, located near Sensoji Nitenmon, is operated by Amuse, a talent agency.
The Amuse Museum aspires to bridge the past, present and future of Japan. Starting with the past, the museum exhibits the spirit of an older Japan through its displays of old Japanese textiles and crafts. The museum also houses memorabilia from Akira Kurosawa’s “Yume” and ukiyo-e inspired art pieces. These varied exhibits allow visitors to explore Japanese culture from different angles.
In addition to exhibits of Japanese crafts, the Amuse Museum contains a mini-theater, showing visual works on ukiyo-e, and a live performance space for staging special exhibits and performances of Japanese music and dance.
We also recommend the rooftop space in the museum. The expansive views allow you to view Sensoji to the West and Tokyo Skytree to the East. If you’re looking for a place to learn about the history and culture of Japan and Asakusa, we recommend the Amuse Museum.
Exhibits of Rare Collections and Ukiyo-e
The museum houses permanent exhibits that spotlight Japanese textile culture and ukiyo-e. View a rare collection of recycled fabrics titled “BORO” and collected by ethnographer, Chuzaburo Tanaka. Alternatively, marvel at high-resolution digital images of ukiyo-e masterpieces that can only otherwise be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). The museum also contains a museum shop where you can buy traditional Japanese trinkets and crafts.
Visit Bar Six After the Museum Closes
Bar Six is located on the 6th floor of the museum. Panoramic night views provide a scenic backdrop for the equally-appealing modern interior. Bar Six serves over 100 kinds of alcohol, including Belgian beers. The bar has ample seating, including terrace seating during warm weather months and counter seating for solo visitors.
Works from Upcoming Artists
The second-floor gallery and market displays genre-free artwork created by new and upcoming artists. Exhibits may include folk art, paintings, illustrations, photographic work, sculptures, ceramics, and written work, among others. Browse through the gallery and market and check out the more modern side of Japanese art.
Overview of Amuse Museum
・Address: 2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
・Phone Number: 03-5806-1181
・Museum Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (last entry is 30 minutes before close)
・Closed: Mondays (if Monday falls on a holiday, the following day will be closed)
5 minute walk from Asakusa Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Tobu Isesaki Line
8 minute walk from Asakusa Station on Toei Asakusa Line
8 minute walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba Express
Approximate travel time from Haneda Airport is 40 minutes / From Narita Airport is 70 minutes / From Tokyo Station is 25 minutes
Museum Website: http://www.amusemuseum.com/