TSUTSUMU : The Origin of Japanese Packaging


TitleTSUTSUMU : The Origin of Japanese Packaging
ClosedMondays, August 10 Exception: August 9
Open Hours10:00〜18:00(Museum entrance closes at 5:30PM)
TicketAdults 800(600)
University students/High school students/Seniors (65 and older)  600(500)
Junior high school students free
*( )=Group of 20 or more/Meguro Citizens
*Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
Organized byMeguro Foundation of Art and Culture (Meguro Museum of Art,Tokyo)

The designer, OKA Hideyuki, left an enormous footprint in the world of “design” together with the word “TSUTSUMU (to wrap)” as he continued to study traditional Japanese packaging and collect various related items in the dawn of “design” in Japan. We would like to introduce the feelings Japanese have given to the deed of “TSUTSUMU” and the beauty of packaging techniques, through OKA’s collection housed in our museum that portrays how he viewed the Japanese packaging with natural materials such as wood, bamboo, straw, clay and paper.

Tamago-tsuto (Yamagata)

Tsurube-zushi (Nara)

Sasara-ame (Miyagi)

Sawa-no-tsuru (Hyogo)


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