Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue ( Towel Museum)

The picture was taken in the Towel Museum, Imabari, on one of my recent trips to Japan.

For those who have not been to this Tower Museum, I append below an introduction from this Museum:

There probably aren’t many towel museums around the world, so if you want to visit one before you die, you had better come to Imabari, Ehime. Here there’s a towel museum of unparalleled size and splendor. The reason for having a towel museum is that Imabari has a long history of producing towels, but competition overseas has meant that ‘just towels’ are a difficult sell. Ehime is responding by bringing a new design sensibility and quality with the aim of differentiating its towel products. So the museum represents something of a challenge to the rest of the towel-producing world.CIMG5486

They have a variety of exhibits showing how towels can be used in daily life and they have a shop too.

This is one of their exhibits – I am sure they are having a wonderful time and a leisurely dialogue over the dining table!

38 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue ( Towel Museum)

  1. Are those Moomins? They certainly look like Moomins. I’m such a fan of Moomins that it makes me enjoy this post even more. In truth, however, you captured my interest with “towel museum”. I always enjoy anything obscure like that. Perhaps some day I will visit for myself.

  2. Michael–this is so cute! I love how the towel figure on the left has his hands together as if he is so enjoying whatever it is the towel figure on the right is saying. Absolutely wonderful!

  3. These are Moomin’s . Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. The first such book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame.
    there is finnish cartoon series about them too.The kid’s love it.

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