Enjoy Japanese art works such as “ukiyoe” (Japanese woodblock prints) and Taro Okamoto’s works! Seven art museums and galleries in Shibuya/Harajuku.

05.November.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

Art is something that enriches your daily life. In this article, I will introduce to you some art museums and galleries in the Shibuya/Harajuku area.
Please check out the websites of the art museums/galleries noted below since some of them hold rotating exhibits.

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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An ukiyoe-specialized art museum in Tokyo. Not just Japanese ukiyoe-lovers but foreigners who are interested in Japanese culture visit this museum. The museum holds different exhibitions every month, therefore you can enjoy the world of ukiyoe from many aspects.

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太田記念美術館

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Address: 〒150-0001, 1-10-10, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 10:30 to 17:30 (last entrance – 17:00)

Fixed holiday: Monday, year-end and new-year
TEL:03-3403-0880

URL:http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/


Nezu Museum

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A quiet museum with an adjacent Japanese garden located in the center of Tokyo. They exhibit carvings, paintings and tea tools and hold special exhibition every season. You can enjoy a quiet time since there is also a café.

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Nezu Museum

Address: 6-5-1, Minami Aoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)
Fixed holiday: Monday, period when preparing for the next exhibition, year’s end and new-year
Tuesday will become holiday if Monday is holiday
TEL:03-3400-2536

URL:http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/

DESIGN FESTA GALLERY

A gallery where anybody can exhibit their own works. The venue (there are 71 spaces in total) is filled with new expressions and talents. Feel free to visit the gallery since the entrance fee is free.

◼︎Information

DESIGN FESTA GALLERY

Address: 〒150-0001, 3-20-18, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 11:00 to 20:00

Fixed holiday: no holiday

TEL:03-3479-1442

URL:http://www.designfestagallery.com/


Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum

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The museum was originally Taro Okamoto’s house/atelier. After he passed away in 11996, at the age of 84 it was turned into a museum. You can feel the energy of Taro Okamoto who drew lots paintings, created documentations by dictation, wrestled against carvings, met with many people and created huge monuments like “Tower of the Sun”in Osaka and wall paintings.

◼︎Information

Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
Address: 〒107-0062, 6-1-19, Minami Aoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00
Fixed holiday: Tuesday
TEL:03-3406-0801

URL:http://www.taro-okamoto.or.jp/

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    Interview/Original Text: Naho Sotome (五月女菜穂)

    Photos: 大黒屋 Ryan 尚保

    English Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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    Hyakudan Hinamatsuri Memorial: Display Of Over 500 Zashikibina Hina Dolls (Iizuka, Fukuoka)

    Iizuka in Fukuoka formerly thrived for its coal mines and bustled as a business dealing in coal. The Former Den’emon Ito Residence spans 2,300 square meters and speaks volumes of the cultural significance of the city’s ties to coal as it belonged to Den’emon Ito who was known as the “King of Coal Mining.” Every year during the Hinamatsuri season, the Itsuzuka Hina no Matsuri festival is held at the residence where hina dolls from 16 areas throughout the town are displayed. The Former Den’emon Ito Residence is the main venue for Itsuzuka Hina no Matsuri, which sees a huge number of zashikibina hina dolls put out. The Residence has been involved with Hyakudan Hinamatsuri twice in the past, and this time, their overwhelming showcasing of 500+ dolls, which has garnered popularity every time, will be put on as a special display. The display will keep with the festival’s theme of tales of Izumo as well as the myth of the Hare of Inaba.

     

    Hina no Shitsurai: Table Laying

    Another special display will also be put on for the festival with the theme “Hina no Shitsurai,” meaning “setting up a hina living space.” There will be gorgeous table laying by Tomiko Ishibashi, who is an interior decorator working internationally, as well as displays of hina decorations in home living rooms and genkan. Select parts of this exhibition will be available to purchase in the museum shop, so people can take away a memory and try setting up their own hina decorations. And for the first time ever, the festival is opening the Hina Cafe for a limited time between January 24 to February 14 where visitors can sip on Japanese tea and eat Japanese snacks. Hina decorations will serve as the theme for the cafe.

     

    Discover the beauty of the Hinamatsuri, a festival unique to Japan, at the 11th Hyakudan Hinamatsuri.

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