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Eisei Bunko Foundation

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Address: 1-1-1 Mejirodai, Bunkyo 112-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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The history of erotic art

Small museum and was totally packed with locals. We could see a snake of people forming before the museum opened and joined the queue. I believe we were one of the rare foreigners... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Small museum and was totally packed with locals. We could see a snake of people forming before the museum opened and joined the queue. I believe we were one of the rare foreigners there. Every step of the way was guided. You queue to buy the tickets, queue to go up the stairs, queue to see the paintings etc. An... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Great exhibit - very small exhibit space. Beautiful setting next to Kando river and near Waseda University. Place was PACKED on a Sunday late morning which made visiting the exhibit less of an enjoyable experience. However seeing 100's of old ladies peering intently at the Shunga art made me smile.

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Went for the current Shunga (erotic art) exhibition . Shocked to see this tiny museum (in a colonial house) packed to the rafters, and most are elderly couples Sadly most descriptions are in Japanese, and it's so crowded that I couldn't each piece in detail

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

The building itself is worth seeing: a former townhouse owned by the ruling lords of Samurai in Kumamoto in the Edo era, its architectural features are under renovation until the end of November, but on a previous visit I enjoyed seeing the valuable and historically important cultural properties in the collection. Admission is only JPY600.

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