Introduction of facilities
Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art
2941-1, Iiyama, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture 389-2253
TEL 0269-67-0139 FAX 0269-67-0141
●Hours of Operation
Spring-Autumn(Apr. - Nov.)9:00 - 17:00
Winter(Dec. - Mar.) 10:00 - 16:00
※Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed during the Year End/New Year holiday season.
For further details, please refer to the museum calendar.
Elementary/Junior high school students ¥410
Group visitors (eight or more paying visitors) Student ID holders ¥100 discount each
※Admission will be ¥310 for those in possession of a Physically/Mentally Handicapped ID (¥310 will also apply to one other accompanying such a person).
About Mayumi Takahashi
About Mayumi Takahashi
After having learned the basics of doll making via a correspondence course offered by the Japan Creative Doll Making Institute, Mayumi Takahashi established her own style of doll making through trial and error. She won the Grand Prix at the 1998 Yuzawaya Creative Doll Making Exhibition and numerous other prizes at exhibitions such as the Shin Seiki Doll Exhibition and the Japan Arts & Crafts Exhibition. In 2001, she published, at her own expense, her first book entitled "Manazashi" relating to her collection of self-made dolls. In 2003, she began traveling with her exhibition on a tour around Japan, promoted by the "Gifts from Your Home" Executive Committee. By the spring of 2010, her traveling exhibitions attracted some 1.8 million visitors at 95 locations nationwide, gaining an overwhelmingly favorable reception wherever she went. In 2010, she opened the Mayumi Takahashi Museum of Doll Art in Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture. She has also authored several books, including "Kusa-no-Michi" (Path of Grass) about her collection of dolls (publisher: Kodansha), a collection of essays entitled "Ningen Banzai" (Viva Humanity!) (publisher: Seiryu Shuppan), and a collection of photos/essays entitled "Takahashi Mayumi's Journey to Meet Dolls" (publisher: The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun). Some of her artistic creations were used as motifs for Yomeishu's (a herbal liqueur maker) TV commercial, NHK's "Minna-no-Uta" (Everyone's Songs) TV program and for prepaid QUO Cards featuring regional attractions of Nagano Prefecture.