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Iris Button Museum, Tokyo

Iris Button Museum - Tokyo, Japan
Iris Button Museum
1-11-8 Nihonbashi Hamacho, Tokyo, Japan 103-0005Map
Iris Building
+81 3 3864 6537
Neighborhood: Chiyoda-ku
Overview

Housed in a room which is tastefully furnished in 18th century European style, is a collection of buttons made of various materials: pearls, ivory, gold and silver. After buttons became prevalent in the 13th Century, wealth and rank could be determined by the material from which one's buttons were crafted. Indeed, by law, commoners were restricted to the use of wooden and bone buttons only. A short informative video is available for viewing at the museum.

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Iris Button Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Other
  • Nearest Train: Higashi Nihombashi Station
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