12. The small museum ”WASHU-YA”BYOBU MUSEUM/Folding screen Museum & shop

I have got to know that Japanese folding screens “byobu” are connected to each screen by paper! Not the metallic parts! Here you can learn the mechanism by the sample of how to make it.
And many kinds of folding screens are displayed. It means that there are very small ones & big ones, old & new, and Japanese & west’s. Especially must see ones are “Edo-fuzoku-saireizu-byobu” made at the end of 1700s in Japan and trick folding screens “Karakuri-byobu”.
As for the west’s, they are made from such cloths decorated by Van Gogh’s paintings and William Morris’s wallpaper patterns.
Anyway each byobu has its beauty! Even when it is very small, byobu has the power to change the room’s atmosphere at once!


・Phone: 03-3622-4470
・Location: 1-31-6 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (2min.walk from Tobu-narihira Sta.)
・Open: 9:00-17:30/closed on Sun. National holiday, 2nd&3rd Sat. in May-Oct.