A museum of kimonos

Because this museum was within easy walking distance from Kyoto’s Nishiki Market, I headed for the quiet street to a wooden house. At first I thought the museum was closed because the slatted gate was shut and all was quiet. But inside, I discovered customers deeply interested in what appeared to be the purchase of a kimono.

Shiorian, Kyoto Juban & Machiya Museum

There were fabrics and kimono accessories available for purchase, but what I was interested in was the kimono display. Unfortunately, the information relating to each garment was in Japanese, so while I could admire the beautiful fabrics, I couldn’t decipher the maker or how old they were.

Shiorian, Kyoto Juban & Machiya Museum

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