The BUTTON-MUSEUM is a unique museum displaying antique buttons collected not only from Japan but alos from all over the world. This app providing an audio guide of the collection is essential for antique button fans.
This audio guidance introduces users 15 main types of buttons on display in Japanese, English and Chinese. The Japanese guide is available in two versions; a short version for breif overview,and a full version for more details. . Having a look at some pictures,you have a great time to know the history of button world and changes of fashions with decorative buttons.
Downloading this app,photos of the buttons in the collection can be seen at any time. It includes “Fibulae” used as a fastening accessory in the ancient Roman era.,“Gay 90s buttons,” which were the masterpiece of button craftsmanship in 19th.century,“Micro mosaic buttons” praised as the Italian artisan skills in 18th century and “Satsuma buttons”,which were exported in the early days of the Meiji Period and charmed people in the western world.
* When using the app inside the BUTTON-MUSEUM, please be sure to wear earphones and show consideration for other visitors.
◆Overview of the BUTTON-MUSEUM
The BUTTON-MUSEUM is a corporate museum opened in 1988 with the aim of collecting and exhibiting antique buttons, buckles and related documentary records.There are as many as 2,000 antique buttons on display,and the related documents are available for public viewing.
Knowing button heritage will give insights into the history of culture packed full of dreams. As miniature artworks used in everyday life,buttons have reflected the life style of the ages,in which they were made,and they have evolved with the times. BUTTON-MUSUEM works as s cultural facility to extensively promote the Japan and the world cultural history specialized in buttons by collecting domestic and international documentary records.