A Tokyo Museum Celebrating the Art of Printing

The Printing Museum retraces the history of printing and offers workshops so visitors can try out different printing techniques.


WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

© Printing Museum Tokyo

The art of printing is showcased at the Printing Museum in Tokyo. This interactive museum is dedicated to the history and evolution of printing as a means of communication that shaped civilisation, from Gutenberg’s revolutionary work to digital printing.

The permanent and temporary exhibitions present ancient machines, vintage posters and reference works. After having taken the time to contemplate these visual treasures, visitors can participate in a workshop that provides an opportunity to get to grips with typographic printing. Lastly, the museum offers an immersive experience: visitors can dive into the pages of books, with the sensation of touching the paper and being up close to the typography thanks to virtual reality.


More information about the Printing Museum can be found on the museum’s website.

© Printing Museum Tokyo

© Printing Museum Tokyo