1500 Years of Women’s Clothing – The Essence of Kyoto Textile Technology

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum

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Kyoto merchants have been clothing aristocrats, samurai households, and wealthy townspeople in gorgeous, luxurious clothing since the Heian era, overcoming many difficulties throughout the ages to produce new textile technologies. There was a time, however, when their industry experienced a slump. In 1931, Kyoto textile companies held a festival to revive the industry. This exhibition of restored Kyoto textile technologies traces 1500 years of history in Japanese women’s clothing from antiquity to the Meiji era and presents examples of fine Kyoto textiles from the late-Edo through early-Showa periods from the museum collection.

Part 1: 7/15–8/6
Part 2: 8/18–9/28



from July 15, 2021 to September 28, 2021
Closed from August 7 to 17. Open on July 18.


Adults ¥500, University and High School Students ¥300, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥200, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 16:30
fridays closing at 19:00
Closed on Sundays, Holidays
Note:On two Fridays within the exhibition period, the venue is open until 19:00 (please confirm by phone), Closed during the summer, New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 1F Shinjuku Bunka Quinto Building, 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8529
Phone: 03-3299-2387 Fax: 03-3299-2602

9 minute walk from the South exit of JR Shinjuku Station.

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