Japan Kyoto Nishijin

Orinasukan Textile Museum

Discover the art of traditional Nishijin textile weaving in a restored wooden workshop.

Photo of Orinasukan Textile Museum, Japan (京都市上京区にある西陣地区、中心地の大黒町 by At by At)

Explore Kyoto’s Nishijin district and its weaving heritage at the Orinasukan Textile Museum. Set in a historic wooden workshop, the museum offers insights into the world of Nishijin textile craftsmanship that has flourished here for generations.

About Orinasukan Textile Museum

The Orinasukan Textile Museum is dedicated to the history of Nishijin, a name synonymous with quality textile production. Located in a restored wooden workshop, the museum enhances the visitor’s experience, providing a genuine setting for the exhibits. The museum focuses on the traditional weaving techniques developed over centuries, offering insights into the evolution of the Nishijin textile industry.

The museum’s collection includes an array of textile artifacts, narrating the story of Nishijin. Exhibits showcase the craftsmanship and design involved in producing Nishijin textiles, from material selection to weaving patterns. Visitors gain an appreciation for the complexity and aesthetics of the textiles and their role in Japan’s cultural and economic landscape.

Live demonstrations by skilled artisans are a highlight, offering an educational glimpse into traditional weaving methods. This interactive element adds depth to the exhibits, bridging the gap between visitors and the craft.

For a broader understanding, the nearby Susamei-sha building displays finished kimonos. This complements the museum’s demonstrations, presenting the woven fabrics in their intended form.

The Orinasukan Textile Museum serves as both an educational resource and a cultural hub, honoring the historical importance of Nishijin textiles. It provides an opportunity for visitors to engage with a vital element of Kyoto’s cultural heritage.

Getting There the easiest way to reach Orinasukan Textile Museum

K 06

 Karasuma Line

 10-20 minute walk (1.6km)

Around Orinasukan Textile Museum

Orinasukan Textile Museum

Craft Museum in Kyoto

open 10am - 3:30pm
closed Monday, unless a holiday (and other days)


織成舘, 京都

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