Nurie Museum ぬりえ美術館 (coloring book museum)

The Nurie Museum ぬりえ美術館 in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo (map). The museum is dedicated to the history and culture of coloring books: 塗り絵 nurie ぬりえ.

According to the museum’s website:

“Coloring pictures are thought to have originated in the Meiji Era when the government decided to incorporate Western culture into Japan, and introduced foreign music, sports, and fine and applied arts….During the Taisho Period, coloring pads appeared, and with the wide distribution of crayons, coloring pictures quickly became popular.”

Address / Details:

  • Nurie Museum ぬりえ美術館
  • Japan, 〒116-0001 Tokyo, Arakawa, Machiya, 4 Chome−11−8
  • 〒116-0001 東京都荒川区町屋4丁目11−8
  • Closest train station: Higashiogusanchome Station 東尾久三丁目駅 (Toden Arakawa Line)
  • Cost: 500 yen
  • See website for additional details

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