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MOSAIC TILE MUSEUM Tajimi| 多治見市モザイクタイルミュージアム

Photo © Akitsugu Kojima

The area around Tajimi City has the country’s largest production output of mosaic tiles, so it comes as no surprise that a museum recently opened to house 10,000 artifacts relating to the history of this building material, collected over the years by local volunteers. In Terunobu Fujimori they found the perfect designer and historian to put the design of the building in the right context. “In ancient times the human dwelling in its most reduced form has always been made of earth piled in the shape of a simple mound,” says Fujimori. “Earth is the source of tiles, and so I gave the museum the appearance of an ancient mound.”

Address : 2082-5 Kasahara-cho, Tajimi-shi, Gifu 507-0901

Phone : +81-572-43-5101

Region : Gifu | Tajimi

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Official Site : Link

Admission : ¥300 / High school students and younger : Free

Hours : 9:00 to 17:00 (Last entry 30 mins before closing)
Closed on Monday (Open if Monday is a national holiday, closed the following day), during year-end and new year holidays

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