Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
The "Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum" is located in Minato-ku, Tokyo. Taro Okamoto was a successful artist through the Showa period. The section of the building that was once used as his studio and house was preserved and renovated to build this museum. You can see the studio left in its original state, the guest room with his works lined up as well as the garden. From time to time, the museum holds temporary exhibitions, for which his works are selected according to the theme. The museum also houses a shop. Taro Okamoto left many art works all over Japan, including "Taiyounoto", which was a themed hall that stood in the symbol zone of the Japan World Expo held in 1970. The building, where he lived for more than 20 years, was designed by Junzo Itakura, an architect who was Taro's friend and Le Corbusier's beloved apprentice. You can also enjoy the appealing designs of the building including the concrete interior which is free of pillars and the studio with a high ceiling so that you can admire the art works from above.
6-1-19 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry: 5:30 pm)
Tuesday (open if Tuesday is a holiday), New Year's holidays (December 28 to January 4), inspection days
Adult : 620 yen Elementary school students : 310 yen ※ Group discount available
FromTokyo Metro Ginza Line / Chiyoda Line / Hanzomon Line Omotesando Station
Walk (about 8 minutes)