Bindeisha Vidro-Diamante-Glass Museum |Dogo,Matsuyama,Ehime

Bindeisha Vidro-Diamante-Glass Museum is housed in a renovated western style building. At any given time, from 100 to 150 rare works of Japanese glass are on exhibit in five exhibition rooms on the first through third floors. An additional exhibition room lies in an adjoining building. The brick chimney of the classic, western styled main building serves as a landmark for first-time visitors. Inside, specially designed cases equipped with the latest LED lighting allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of Vidro and Diamante glass works. Treated to masterpiece after masterpiece of Japanese glass, visitors will be charmed and captivated by the beauty and depth of the works on display. They will also have an opportunity to view works free of display cases in a one of a kind exhibition space that allows viewers to slip back in time to the Edo period and experience Japanese glass in its element. Guests can also visit our charming and modern, red-themed tea room to enjoy a view of our garden and drink matcha from tea bowls dating back to the Edo period. To help our visitors enjoy life more fully, selected antiques and antiquities are available for purchase in the small shop located in the tea room.

 

 

Beginnings

The building that houses Bindeisha Vidro-Diamante-Glass Museum was originally built as a private residence in 1969. Its transformation into a museum has been an interesting journey. We were concerned about whether visitors would be disappointed by the building itself, and whether the physical environs would allow us to hold actual exhibitions. Fortunately, the building has lent itself quite well to the layout of the museum. The main building is Western in style and has three floors. The interior has been renovated to create five exhibition halls. A small annex provides another exhibition space. A total of 100 to 150 pieces can be exhibited simultaneously, allowing visitors to appreciate the full breadth of the collections housed in the Museum.


General Information


Address

Midoridai 7-21 Dogo, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture 790-0847

【Access】

Tel/Fax

089-922-3771 (+81-89-922-3771 from outside of Japan)

Museum hours

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (entrance until 4:30 p.m.) All visits are by reservation. Please contact the Museum prior to visiting.

Closed

Tuesdays and Wednesdays (open when either is a national holiday; closed the next day in the same case)
Entrance fees

Adults- 1000 yen; junior/senior high school students- 800 yen; groups over 20- 200 yen discount per person; elementary school students and below- free (must be accompanied by an adult)

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