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Folding Screen Museum (Byobu Museum)

Travel Guide - Folding Screen Museum (Byobu Museum)

InformationInformation

The city of Sumida has 23 "small museums", where individuals and corporations exhibit rare industrial products, materials and technical expertise which have helped in the cultural building of the city. This Byobu Museum is one of these mini museums and is a showroom for the Kataoka Byobu workshop. Byobu is a traditional Japanese folding screen. Tools and items for the manufacturing process are explained in an easy to understand manner. Folding screens produced in the workshop are on display and are for sale.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 10:00 - 18:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree Line (TS02)
  • 5 minutes walk from Honjo-azumabashi Station on the Toei Asakusa Line (A19)
  • 7 minutes walk from Oshiage Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (Z12), Tobu Skytree Line (TS03), Toei Asakusa Line (A20), or Keisei Oshiage Line (KS45)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1-31-6, Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-0033

TweetsTweets

Handheld Computer Museum @Handheld_Museum - 2020-08-13
Love the little extra screen that came on flip phones back in the day. Looking forward to a comeback once folding s… https://t.co/yZ11WE9Aqp
anemonehupehensis @anemonehupehen1 - 2020-08-05
The first place we went to was the museum in the mountains. There were many Japanese exhibits. Hanging scrolls and… https://t.co/NrnndlknUr
Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-07-24
Tokyo National Museum #TNM offers a fascinating VR movie about drawings by #ogatakorin & #sakaihoitsu on a single B… https://t.co/XLiOJ4luhY
JCR @Alabandine_ - 2020-07-19
Flowering Clematis on a Bamboo Trellis, Mid Edo period, 18th century, Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums/Arth… https://t.co/5RYeDF8QvB
sanat'♥️ @insancasanat - 2020-07-15
Katsushika Hokusai
Phoenix, 1835 (detail)
Edo period
Eight-panel folding screen; ink, color, cut gold-leaf, and sp… https://t.co/TRtfi3WLkz
artfram.es @artfram_es - 2020-07-09
«Folding Screen with Design of the Scenes from “The Battle of the Genji and Heike Clans”» (1600/1677) by Kaiho Yuse… https://t.co/jaHD7siigQ
Françoise van Straelen @van_strael - 2020-06-17
A Thousand Cranes by Kayama Matazo, 1970, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (detail of a folding screen)

via A… https://t.co/BJodG8501t
Myroslava Kalashnyk @45YSiB8GweSgBuW - 2020-06-17
A Thousand Cranes by Kayama Matazo, 1970
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (detail of a folding screen) https://t.co/Y8u2tkJglJ
ᴠᴇʟɴɪᴀꜱʜ @velniash - 2020-06-02
波濤図屏風|Rough Waves by Ogata Kōrin, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art

Fletcher Fund, 1926 Metropolitan Museum of… https://t.co/USA9wT7Xnw
Lukas Large @lukaslarge - 2020-05-30
Detail of a folding screen painted by Tawaraya Sōtatsu, calligraphy by Hon'ami Kōetsu in the collection of the Toky… https://t.co/tbmhA4hOkt
Visual_Mastery @visual_mastery - 2020-05-19
📷 cma-korean-art: Grapevine, Choe Seok-hwan, early 1800s, Cleveland Museum of Art: Korean Art Size: Image: 100.5 x… https://t.co/2fVPfwOnsL
Oscar Cerumen @OscarOcerumen - 2020-05-02
📷 met-asian: 酒井抱一筆 柿図屏風|The Persimmon Tree by Sakai Hōitsu, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art Rogers Fund, 1957… https://t.co/D9mcToD5sI
Apollo Magazine @Apollo_magazine - 2020-04-12
‘As a medium, the folding screen has an interesting interaction with time – meant to be walked along, possible to a… https://t.co/1004LgwDzK
Françoise van Straelen @van_strael - 2020-03-17
Tigers Crossing a River
Painting, six-panel folding screen. Mother tiger carrying three cubs across a river. Ink, c… https://t.co/hNMx3faCI1
artfram.es @artfram_es - 2020-03-16
«Folding Screen with Design of the Battle of Ichinotani» by Tosa School
🏛️ Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
#art https://t.co/9i7Ag6i4Ca
Seimen Burum @SeimenBurum - 2020-02-21
A beautiful folding screen in the @VictoriaArtBath museum in #Bath

With a closer look

@lopcute https://t.co/MMefOrDpHM
Jade Evans @enchantedbyfilm - 2020-02-09
This Music Room three-panelled folding screen was created/painted by Vanessa Bell in 1932, and belonged to her sist… https://t.co/s5lkb9ekfp
Alex Dunn @Suave_Pirate - 2020-01-30
At the british museum - wondering how to get to the Folding Screen Monkeys IRL #Sekiro https://t.co/tBggxkJoW1
Alex Dunn @ #NDCLondon @Suave_Pirate - 2020-01-30
At the british museum - wondering how to get to the Folding Screen Monkeys IRL #Sekiro https://t.co/tBggxkJoW1
ArtHerstory @NoteArtHerstory - 2019-12-05
Painting of Grass & Insects, early C16th, folding screen panel by #ShinSaimdang (傳 申師任堂; Korean, 1504-1551), who wa… https://t.co/BcbXflejcC
oldtimejapan @oldtimejapan - 2019-12-03
📷 cma-japanese-art: Dragon, Soga Nichokuan, early to mid-1600s, Cleveland Museum of Art: Japanese Art Size: Image:… https://t.co/zMioiS9Sxx
Arjen Uijterlinde @arjenuijterlind - 2019-11-22
A unique & previously unknown Japanese folding screen was recently acquired by Museum @volkenkunde in Leiden. Today… https://t.co/TAWM1QBR3A
Anne Louise Avery @AnneLouiseAvery - 2019-11-20
White Fox
Shimomura Kanzan (1873-1930)
1914/Taisho 3
Folding screen
Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/HKm6XtAcAG
artfram.es @artfram_es - 2019-11-16
«Folding Screen with Design of the Battle at Uji River» by Tosa School
🏛️ Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
#art https://t.co/6Eee6TID1m
Geoffrey A. Fowler @geoffreyfowler - 2019-11-15
Compared to the original Razr, the new one is just as tall, just as thin — but about a third wider.

Yes, I still h… https://t.co/eWy8DWAj52
oldtimejapan @oldtimejapan - 2019-11-11
📷 cma-japanese-art: Pan Lang (Han Rō), Shikibu Terutada, mid-1500s, Cleveland Museum of Art: Japanese Art These thr… https://t.co/13H3IRYey8
SaintLouisArtMuseum @StlArtMuseum - 2019-11-07
When the folding screen Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Plants was acquired in 1920, it was the first Japanese painting… https://t.co/6BvLVJ8vE5
波鴻漫錄 @schrift_sprache - 2019-11-03
@ubleiden @AsianLibraryNL The story about the documents found inside the folding screen, treated briefly in Museum… https://t.co/1ss3KERfQb
波鴻漫錄 @schrift_sprache - 2019-11-02
@ubleiden @AsianLibraryNL Now it's Daan Kok on 'Folding screens in Siebold’s time: Nagasaki painter networks and su… https://t.co/ncZw1fj0y4
Francisco Ribeiro @fraveris - 2019-11-01
A Thousand Cranes by Kayama Matazō, 1970, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (detail of a folding screen) https://t.co/p4AFKwgLZS

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