Karuizawa Kataezome Museum


The Karuizawa Kataezome Museum was built by the late Kyoko Kobayashi, who studied under the late Keisuke Serizawa, an intangible cultural asset and living national treasure, and devoted over 40 years to kataezome.
The museum and artwork were donated to the town in 2000, and the museum's exhibits change each year according to a different theme.
In addition to the vivid colors and exoticism of katae dye, the second floor displays folk art from around the world that Kyoko collected during her travels, allowing visitors to feel the unique atmosphere that she must have given to her work.

~What is katae dye?
The pattern is engraved on astringent paper (Japanese paper coated with persimmon astringent to make it stronger), the paper pattern is placed on a piece of Japanese paper or cloth, and dyeproof glue is applied to the pattern.


Karuizawa Kataezome Museum

Address 1178-1233, Karuizawa-cho, Kitasaku-gun, Oaza-Karuizawa
TEL 0267-42-6064
Business Hours 9:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Regular closing day without a holiday
Closed November 4 - June 30 of the following year
Related Sites

Model Course

Pickup Site