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Idemitsu Museum of Arts

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see art works at exhibitions
2: to see the exhition at Chosekian, room for tea ceremony
3: to view the scenery from the lobby

The museum of oriental art that Idemitsu Collection is exhibited

If you visit Idemitsu Museum of Arts, you can see oriental art works.

This is an art museum of oriental art to display Idemitsu Collection.

Idemitsu Collection consists of about 10,000 items including 2 national treasures and 56 national important cultural properties. "Yatsuhashi-zu-Byobu" by Hoitsu Sakai (1761-1828) is one of the collection items. There are art works by Sengai (1750-1837), a Zen priest, and Hazan Itaya (1872-1963), a ceramic artist. This museum also has a collection of Georges Rouault (1871-1958), a French painter. It is interesting to see Chosekian that is a room for tea ceremony and ceramics in the room of ceramics parts.

After entering Teigeki Building and riding a direct elevator to the 9th floor of the building, there is entrance of Idemitsu Museum of Arts.

"Kano School in Edo Period -Revolution for Beauty-" (from November 12, 2013 (Tuesday) to December 15, 2013 (Sunday)) was a gorgeous exhibition that displayed a lot of paintings of Kano School of Edo including "Hato Muretsubame Zu" By Tanyu Kano (1602-1674) and "Fierce Tiger" by Naonobu Kano (1607-1650).

You can also see beautiful scenery with canal of Imperial Palace and high-rise business and administrative buildings from the lobby.

It opened in 1966. It is a middle-sized private museum at commercial area in Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo.

For information, there is Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji in Mojiko Retro District, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Event Information

"150th Anniversary of Birth Georges Rouault"
from September 14, 2021 (Tuesday) to December 12, 2021 (Sunday)

"Idemitsu Sazo and His Collection -Looking into His Esthetics-"
from January 18, 2022 (Tuesday) to March 21, 2022 (Monday, National Holiday)

Finished Event Information

"Commemorating the 50th Year of the Death of the Artist: Kosugi Hoan -Love for the "East""
from February 21, 2015 (Saturday) to March 29, 2015 (Sunday)

"The Beauty of Asian Art -Masterpieces from China, Korea and Southeast Asia"
from April 11, 2015 (Saturday) to June 14, 2015 (Sunday)

"Commemorating the 180th Year of the Death of the Artist: Tanomura Chikuden"
from June 20, 2015 (Saturday) to August 2, 2015 (Sunday)

"Discover the Beauty of Japan Ⅹ Energy and Revival -The Art of Momoyama"
from August 8, 2015 (Saturday) to October 12, 2015 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Georges Rouault -In Search of the Inner Light"
from October 24, 2015 (Saturday) to December 20, 2015 (Sunday)

"Power of Characters, Power of Calligraphy Ⅲ Styles of Calligraphy"
from January 9, 2016 (Saturday) to February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

"Commemorating the 290th Year of Birth of the Artist: The Nikuhitsu Beauty Paintings of Katsukawa Shunshō -Elegance of the Female Image"
from February 20, 2016 (Saturday) to March 27, 2016 (Sunday)

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Beauty of Japanese Art Ⅰ ‐Four Seasons in Yamato-e‐"
from April 9, 2016 (Saturday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)
*During this exhibition, the first volume of the "Illustrated Scrolls on the Courtier Ban Dainagon" (Heian Period), designated National Treasure, will be displayed.

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Beauty of Japanese Art Ⅱ ‐Sublimity of Suiboku‐"
from May 13, 2016 (Friday) to June 12, 2016 (Sunday)
*During this exhibition, the second volume of the "Illustrated Scrolls on the Courtier Ban Dainagon" (Heian Period), designated National Treasure, will be displayed.

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Beauty of Japanese Art Ⅲ ‐Flourishing Talents in Edo Painting‐"
from June 17, 2016 (Friday) to July 18, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)
*During this exhibition, the third volume of the "Illustrated Scrolls on the Courtier Ban Dainagon" (Heian Period), designated National Treasure, will be displayed.

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: Treasures of Asian and Japanese Ceramics ‐The Pageant of Splendid and Elegant Beauties‐"
from July 30, 2016 (Saturday) to September 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: The Grand Sengai Exhibition ‐Spirit of Zen Assembled‐"
from October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to November 13, 2016 (Sunday)

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: The Form of Kana ‐National Treasure "Minuyo no Tomo" and Masterpieces of Kohitsu‐"
from November 19, 2016 (Saturday) to December 18, 2016 (Sunday)

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: Iwasa Matabei and Genji-e ‐Challenging the Classics‐"
from January 8, 2017 (Sunday) to February 5, 2017 (Sunday)

"50th Anniversary Exhibition: Ko-Garatsu ‐The Age of Great Ceramics‐"
from February 11, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday) to March 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"Utensils of Cha no yu -The World of Japanese and Chinese Tastes-"
from April 15, 2017 (Saturday) to June 4, 2017 (Sunday)

"The Winds of Suiboku-ga -Hasegawa Tōhaku and Sesshū-"
from June 10, 2017 (Saturday) to July 17, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Forms and Expressions of Prayer -Introduction to Buddhist Art-"
from July 25, 2017 (Tuesday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"The Art of Edo Rimpa"
from September 16, 2017 (Saturday) to November 5, 2017 (Sunday)

"Styles of Calligraphy Ⅱ -Succession and Originality of Beauty-"
from November 11, 2017 (Saturday) to December 17, 2017 (Sunday)

"Iro-e -Japan CUTE!-"
from January 12, 2018 (Friday) to March 25, 2018 (Sunday)

"Song Ceramics -Utensils of Sublime Beauty-"
from April 21, 2018 (Saturday) to June 10, 2018 (Sunday)

"Commemorating 900th Year of Memorial Ceremony for the Poet Hitomaro -Immortal Poets and Kohitsu Calligraphy-"
from June 16, 2018 (Saturday) to July 22, 2018 (Sunday)

"Folding Screens of "Famous Views of Edo" and the Lures of the Colorful City"
from July 28, 2018 (Saturday) to September 9, 2018 (Sunday)

"Admiration for Sengai"
from September 15, 2018 (Saturday) to October 28, 2018 (Sunday)

"The Refinement of Edo Paintings -Fascinations of the Eighteenth Century-"
from November 3, 2018 (Saturday, National Holiday) to December 16, 2018 (Sunday)

"Sometsuke -The Flowering World of Blue and White Ceramics-"
from January 12, 2019 (Saturday) to March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

"Roku Koyō -Six Old Kilns, Ceramics of Japan-"
from April 6, 2019 (Saturday) to June 9, 2019 (Sunday)

"Sancai, Three-color Glazed Ware -Treasures of the Silk Road-"
from June 22, 2019 (Saturday) to August 25, 2019 (Sunday)

"330 Year since Oku no Hosomichi, The Narrow Road to the Deep North -The World of Bashō-"
from August 31, 2019 (Saturday) to September 29, 2019 (Sunday)

"Admiration for Landscapes -Meishō Hakkei, Eight Scenic Views-"
from October 5, 2019 (Saturday) to November 10, 2019 (Sunday)

"Introduction to Ceramics -Enjoying Color, Design and Form-"
from November 23, 2019 (Saturday, National Holiday) to February 2, 2020 (Sunday)

"Kanō School -The Eyes and Hands that Controlled the Painting World-"
from February 11, 2020 (Tuesday, National Holiday) to March 1, 2020 (Sunday)

"The Esthetics of Cha no Yu"
from April 21, 2020 (Tuesday) to May 24, 2020 (Sunday)
*This exhibition has been cancelled.

"Hand Printed Ukiyo-e -From Moronobu to Shunshō, Utamaro and Hokusai-"
from June 6, 2020 (Saturday) to July 12, 2020 (Sunday)
*This exhibition has been cancelled.

"Printed Folding Screens, Byōbu-e -Brilliance of the Japanese Esthetic-"
from July 18, 2020 (Saturday) to September 6, 2020 (Sunday)
*This exhibition has been cancelled.

"The Flower of Edo Paintings"
from September 19, 2020 (Saturday) to December 20, 2020 (Sunday)
*This exhibition has been cancelled.

"Commemorating the 270th Anniversary of Birth -100 Masterpieces Selected of Sengai-"
from January 9, 2021 (Saturday) to February 11, 2021 (Thursday, National Holiday)
*This exhibition has been cancelled.

"Ceramics of the East -Artistic Exchange in Asian Art-"
from February 20, 2021 (Saturday) to March 28, 2021 (Sunday)
*This exhibition has been cancelled.

"270th Anniversary of the Birth of Matsudaira Fumai -The Esthetics of Cha no Yu-"
from April 13, 2021 (Tuesday) to May 30, 2021 (Sunday)
*Idemitsu Museum of Arts is temporarily closed for the time being from April 27, 2021 (Tuesday).

"Brilliance of Japanese Art -Byōbu-e and Hand-painted Ukiyo-e-"
from June 15, 2021 (Tuesday) to August 22, 2021 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1.5 hours in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a hurried pace, and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 11:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30).

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Monday, change of exhibition period and year-end and new year holiday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Monday.

Admissions Fee
It is 1,200-yen for adults, and 800-yen for high school and university students. It is free for junior high school students and under.

It takes about 3 minutes from Yurakucho Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Hibiya Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line)
◎ Hibiya Station (Toei Subway: Mita Line)
◎ Yurakucho Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line)
◎ Yurakucho Station (Tokyo Metro: Yurakucho Line)

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Name in English
Idemitsu Museum of Arts

Name in Roman Letters
Idemitsu Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

9th Floor, Teigeki Building, 3-1-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Oriental Art

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