Velvet Museum

Velvet Museum

We have opened a small art museum in Nishijin, where once large velvet shops lined the streets.

Please take a look at the collection of Wana velvet samples woven with the best technology, as well as many masterpieces of velvet that have been created up.

*In 2023, June 2 (Fri), 10 (Sat), 16 (Fri), 23 (Fri), July 1 (Sat), 7 (Fri), 22 (Sat), 28 (Fri) – No reservation required, the museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. For a museum tour and puff making experience with the curator, please make a reservation in advance.

For other dates, the museum will be open by reservation as usual.

OpenEvery Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
(excluding Bon holidays and New Year’s holidays. Please consult us regarding Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
Open hour10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Exhibition contentsA sample of Wana velvet woven in the late Meiji to early Taisho period.
Velvet fabric for clothing.
Exhibited in Paris Collections and more.
Various puff fabrics used by many cosmetic brands.
Velvet prints.
Fee and time【only observation】

【Puff Making Experience】
The time it takes to complete the experience is approximately 40 minutes.
The fee is 1,000 yen.
*Please make your reservation at least one week in advance.
*We will be using needles and thread during the experience.
*You can take home the finished product. Maximum of 8 people.
ShopSelling original puffs, laptop/tablet cases, scarfs, and more.
reservationPlease inform Suminoe Corporation of the following by email or phone:
(1)Desired date and time
(2)Number of participants
(3)Representative’s name
(4)Representative’s mobile phone number that can be contacted on the day
(5)Whether or not you wish to experience it

Subject: Application for Velvet Art Museum
Phone number: 075-432-2266 (Weekdays 9am-5pm)

*Please note that we may need to adjust your reservation date and time, and your reservation will be confirmed upon our reply.
Address689-3 Daikokucho, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, 602-8482