Modern and Contemporary History of Soaps and Cosmetics

National Museum of Japanese History

poster for Modern and Contemporary History of Soaps and Cosmetics

Ends in 17 days

*National Museum of Japanese History will reopen on June 30.

Introducing the history of soaps and cosmetics and how they have influenced Japanese ideas of beauty and sanitation. Examples of these products and their advertisements are on display. While an earlier exhibition looked at soap and cosmetics in the Meiji through early Heisei periods, this show goes back further in time with a wider range of research materials.



from December 03, 2019 to August 30, 2020


Adults ¥600, University Students ¥250, High School, Junior High and Elementary School Students free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open 9:30-16:30 in October-February. Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays. (12/27-1/4)


Address: 117 Jonai-cho, Sakura-shi, Chiba 285-8502
Phone: 050-5541-8600

From the South exit of JR Sakura Station, take the Chiba Green bus towards Tamachi Shako and get off at National Museum of History and Folklore. The venue is near from there.

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