Tobacco and Salt Museum
"Please be informed that Tobacco & Salt Museum will be closed as of September 2, 2013 due to its relocation.The museum will be move to Yokokawa, Sumida Ward, Tokyo by the spring of 2015."
The Tobacco and Salt Museum was opened in 1978 to collect materials and conduct studies about tobacco and salt, and to widely introduce their history and influence on Japanese culture. The permanent exhibition systematically shows the cultural and industrial history of these products and the special exhibition focuses on ukiyo-e woodblock prints and smoking pipes and utensils. The Museum contains approximately 1,500 ukiyo-e prints on tobacco, 400 tobacco boxes and bags, and 700 tobacco trays. These are not only valuable as historical materials for the study of the culture of smoking in Japan, but also precious as art objects.
The Tobacco & Salt Museum is temporally closed from September 2nd 2013 for relocation and expansion.
The new place will be at Yokokawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo. Re-opening is currently scheduled in spring, 2015.