Denzaburo Fujita, an Osaka businessman and the founder of Fujita Museum, collected a wide range of paintings, Buddhist statues, and ceramics during the chaotic times of the early Meiji period out of concern for threats facing cultural assets, such as the abolition of Buddhism and their being exported overseas. The collection has become one of the foremost of its kind in the world, with its pieces designated as national treasures and important cultural properties. It has been on view to the public at Fujita Museum since 1954. Denzaburo Fujita's collection of tea ceremony utensils was delivered by Rogin Toda, the eighth generation of Tanimatsuya, and so the relationship with the Fujita family is one that has lasted from the Meiji era to the present.
Amijima cha-ya(tea house)
Opened in the spring of 2021, prior to the reopening of Fujita Museum.The modern kitchen counter complements the open entrance of the museum and was painted by plasterer Naoki Kusumi. Amijima cha-ya allows visitors to enjoy dango and tea with trays and bowls crafted by contemporary artists featured on Tanimatsuya Toda Online. The actual pieces are also on display at the counter.