"Boro" Exhibition

Amuse Museum

poster for "Boro" Exhibition

Permanent event
Closed Today (Monday)

"Boro" is now becoming an international phrase, originated from Japanese snowy north area, meaning the patched clothes that people back then used for many generations in a household by adding stitches and/or pieces of cloth on it over and over. The word “Boro” now also has an artistic sense to it, highly rated among the field of the textile art design, and requested for purchase by various artists and collectors.

Boro is patched clothing with a lot of small cloths here and there, but nothing fancy like today’s quilted or patched works. It was made purely for the practical purposes of retaining warmth in the snowy areas and for making it last as long as possible where it was hard to obtain any other sorts of cloth. When we review its practicality and design from today’s point of view, we are able to realize its incredible sophistication.

Amuse Museum is exhibiting Boro for the first time after a century has passed since its last use. It contains no waste, and this is what is called “Yuyo-no-Bi" (Beauty of Practicality), a concept which we seem to have forgotten already, the opposite of today’s prevailing consumer culture.



Permanent event


Adults ¥1080, High School and University Students ¥864, Junior High Scool and Elementary School Students ¥540, Registered Disabled + 1 assistant ¥540.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a National holiday Monday, the museum is closed but open on the following Tuesday.


Address: 2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
Phone: 03-5806-1181

5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on the Ginza line and the Tobu-Isezaki line, 8 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on the Asakusa line.

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