FASHION MUSEUMS IN east asia
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
The Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum is a specialized garment museum in Japan. Bunka Gakuen was established in 1923 and comprises of Bunka Gakuen University, Bunka Fashion College, Bunka Fashion Graduate University, Bunka Fashion Research Institute, a library, museum, and publishing bureau.
CHINA NATIONAL SILK MUSEUM
Kobe fashion museum
Kobe Fashion Museum was established as the first public museum in Japan specializing in fashion. Its objective is to answer why fashion has been so appealing to mankind since its inception. Its collection consists of more than 9,000 Western costumes from the 18th-20th century, non-Western fashion from over 70 countries, 2,000 accessories, 1,500 fashion plates, 2,000 fashion photos, and over 4,000 movie posters.
The Kyoto Costume Institute
The Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) was established on April 1, 1978, with authorization from Japan's Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. It collects and preserves Western fashion, which includes about 13,000 items of clothing from the sixteenth century to the present and about 16,000 documents. It is highly acclaimed for its collection of items that bear witness that Western fashion has been substantially influenced by Japanese culture and aesthetics.
National Costume Museum of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
The National Costume Museum of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology is China's first professional clothing museum and a cultural research institution. It provides specialized resources for teaching about Chinese clothing culture.
Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University
The Seok Ju-Seon Memorial Museum of Dankook University opened in 1967. Its collection includes 3,365 pieces of traditional Korean costumes. Thanks to the Late Dr. Nan-Sa Seok Ju-Seon’s major donation of traditional Korean costumes, the museum established its major foundation in 1981.
Simone Handbag Museum
The Simone Handbag Museum opened in 2012 to inform people of the history of handbags and to inspire and educate young designers. Its collection is centered on Western-fashion handbags that range from the 1500s to the latest 'It bag' of the 21st century.