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Printing Museum, Tokyo

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to know the history of printing at Prologue Exhibition Zone
2: to know how to make Ukiyo-e

Industrial museum that shows the world of printing

If you visit Printing Museum, Tokyo, you can know the world of printing.

It is an industrial museum of printing. It consists of Prologue Exhibiton Zone and General Exhibition Zone.

It is overwhelming to see the displayed items of historical breakthrough related to printing on the curved wall with about 7-meter high and 40-meter long at Prologue Exhibition Zone at the 1st basement. It is interesting to know the history of printing including the invention of letterpress printing by Gutenberg and the progress of digitalization in the field of printing.

A lot of historic items including the New Testament are displayed at General Exhibition Zone at the 1st basement. Also, it is possible to find the displays about Ukiyoe. It is interesting to see the process that "Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura" in 36 Sceneries of Mt. Fuji by Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849). It is impressive to understand that printing has exercised influences over various fields such as religion, medicine and art.

Also, it is possible to see the exhibitions at P&P Gallery at the 1st floor. "World Book Design 2012-13" (from November 30, 2013 (Saturday) to March 2, 2014 (Sunday)) showed the books in the world including the Netherlands and Canada.

"Welcome to 3D Printing World!" (from March 11, 2014 (Tuesday) to June 1, 2014 (Sunday)) showed that 3D Printing has been applied to various fields such as medicine, manufacturing and cultural property. In particular, the 3D medical models of the heart and the skull were realistic.

It opened in 2000 as the 100th anniversary of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. It is a small private industrial museum at commercial area in Iidabashi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Edogawabashi station.

Event Information

"Main Exhibition Zone General Exhibition"
from January 24, 2017 (Tuesday) to October 6, 2017 (Friday)

Finished Evnent Information

"Main Exhibition Zone General Exhibition"
from January 20, 2015 (Tuesday) to April 10, 2015 (Friday)

"Main Exhibition Zone Temporary Exhibition Zone: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Exhibition Ⅱ"
from April 25, 2015 (Saturday) to July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

"Summer Vacation Workshops -The kind of classes you'll want to join!-"
from July 22, 2015 (Wednesday) to August 30, 2015 (Sunday)

"Summer Vacation Workshops"
from July 21, 2016 (Thursday) to August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Main Exhibition Zone General Exhibition"
from July 22, 2015 (Wednesday) to October 7, 2016 (Friday)

"Main Exhibition Zone General Exhibition (partly exhibited)"
from October 12, 2016 (Wednesday) to October 20, 2016 (Thursday)

"Main Exhibition Zone Temporary Exhibition Zone: Printing and The Samurai"
from October 22, 2016 (Saturday) to January 15, 2017 (Sunday)

"Main Exhibition Zone General Exhibition (partly exhibited)"
from January 17, 2017 (Tuesday) to January 20, 2017 (Friday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This musem opens from 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry: 17:30).

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Monday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Monday and closes on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is 300-yen for the general public, 200-yen for students, 100-yen for junior high school and high school students. It is free for elementary school students and under. In case of special exhibitions, admissions fee is different between exhibitions. It is free on Children Day of May 5, and Culture Day of November 3.

It takes about 8 minutes from Edogawabashi Station on foot and about 13 minutes from Iidabashi Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Edogawabashi Station (Tokyo Metro: Yurakucho Line)
○ Iidabashi Station (JR East: Soubu Line, Chuo Line, Chuo Main Line)
○ Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro: Tozai Line, Namboku Line, Yurakucho Line)
○ Iidabashi Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)
○ Korakuen Station (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line, Marunouchi Line)
○ Kasuga Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line, Mita Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
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◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Printing Museum, Tokyo

Name in Roman Letters
Insatsu Hakubutukan

Name in Japanese

1-3-3, Suido, Bunkyo City, Tokyo, 112-8531, Japan

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