Murai Kichibe – A Tobacco Baron in Modern Japan

Tobacco & Salt Museum

poster for Murai Kichibe – A Tobacco Baron in Modern Japan
[Image: Cigarettes “HERO” Murai Brothers & Co. Released in 1894]

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Kichibe Murai (1864-1926) was president of Murai Bros., once a major domestic firm before the sale of tobacco became restricted. Cigarette, signs, posters, advertisements, and other materials featuring Murai, the company, and the tobacco industry in the Meiji era are on display.



from October 31, 2020 to January 24, 2021
Exhibition Hours 11:00-17:00. Open on November 23 and January 11. Closed on November 24 and December 28 to January 4.


Adults and University Students ¥100, Seniors 65 over, High School, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥50, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Address: 1-16-3 Yokokawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0003
Phone: 03-3622-8801 Fax: 03-3622-8807

8 minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree line, 10 minute walk from exit A2 at Honjo Azumabashi Station on the Toei Asakusa line, 12 minute walk from Oshiage (Skytree) Station on the Hanzomon, Asakusa, Keisei and Skytree lines.

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