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Okura Shukokan

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◎ Beautiful
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○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see art works at exhibitions
2: to see Okura Collection
3: to see Samantabhadra Riding on Elephant that is selected a national treature

Oldest Private Art Museum in Japan founded by Kihachiro Okura

If you visit Okura Shukokan, you can see oriental art works.

It is an art museum of oriental art. It has Okura Collection in Hotel Okura Tokyo.

It consists of about 2,500 art works of various categories in the field of oriental art. It includes three National Treasuries of Japan, and 13 Important Cultural Properties of Japan. "Cherry Blossoms at Night" drawn by Taikan Yokoyama (1868-1958) is one of Okura Collection items. Samantabhadra Riding on Elephant, one of the national treaturies in Okura Shukokan, is reguarly exhibited.

Also, the architectural building that has high ceiling with a classic Chinese style is a registered tangible cultural property. The works of art are exhibited in the 1st and the 2nd floor of the architectural building and outside space.

"The Finest of Okura Collection Ⅲ -Artifact Story: What Beauty and Skill Say-" (from January 2, 2014 (Thursday) to March 30, 2014 (Sunday)) was collection exhibition. A lot of excellent works of art including "Hexagonal Dish with Design of Jurojin, God of Longevity" important cultural property, design by Korin Ogata (1658-1716) and ceramic art by Kanzan Ogata (1663-1743) were exhibited. Incense sets and Noh costumes were also wonderful.

It opened in 1917 as the first private art museum in Japan. It is a small private art museum at commercial area in Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Kamiyacho station and so on.

Event Information

"Project Exhibition: Noh ~Autumn Color Mode~"
from August 24, 2021 (Tuesday) to October 24, 2021 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: The 120th Anniversary of His Birth: Gyujin"
from November 2, 2021 (Tuesday) to January 10, 2022 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Project Exhibition: Play with Nature over the Seasons ~World of Birds and Flowers・Landscapes~"
from January 18, 2022 (Tuesday) to March 27, 2022 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

from September 12, 2019 (Thursday) to November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

"New Year Featured Exhibition: Noh and Kissho Kotobuki -Kotohogi-"
from December 24, 2019 (Tuesday) to January 26, 2020 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Decorated Paper -World of Decorated Writing Paper-"
from April 4, 2020 (Saturday) to May 24, 2020 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Hidden Masterpieces of Japanese Painting ~Surprising Side of Okura Collection~"
from June 27, 2020 (Saturday) to July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

from August 1, 2020 (Saturday) to September 27, 2020 (Sunday)

"Tokyo Keizai University 120 Years and Founder, Kihachiro Okura"
from October 3, 2020 (Saturday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: The Destruction and Ribirth of Exported Old-Imari ~Tragedy of Loosdorf Castle~"
from November 3, 2020 (Tuesday, National Holiday) to March 21, 2021 (Sunday)
*Okura Shukokan is temporarily closed from January 12, 2021 (Tuesday) to February 19, 2021 (Friday).

"Project Exhibition: Inshu × Bizen -Noh Masks and Costumes of the Ikeda Daimyo Families-"
from February 2, 2021 (Tuesday) to March 28, 2021 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Decorated Paper ~World of Decorated Writing Paper~"
from April 6, 2021 (Tuesday) to June 6, 2021 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Fusion ~Hidenori Majima Kinesis/Universe of Water&The Collection of Okura~"
from June 15, 2021 (Tuesday) to August 15, 2021 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is 1 hour in a regular pace, 30 minutes in a hurried pace, and 1.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 10:00 to 16:30 (last entry: 16:00).

Closed Day
It is closed every Monday, year-end and new year holiday, and change-of-exhibition periods. In case that Monday is either national holiday or substitute holiday, this museum opens on Monday. Also, closed days may be changed.

Admissions Fee
It is different between Collection Exhibition and Special Exhibition. In case of Collection Exhibition, it is 1,000-yen for adults, 800-yen for high school and university students. It is free for Junior high school students and younger. In case of Special Exhibition, it is 1,300-yen for adults, 1,000-yen for high school and university students. It is free for Junior high school students and younger.

It takes about 7 minutes from Kamiyacho Station on foot. It is also accessible from Roppongi-Ichome Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Roppongi-Ichome Station (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line)
◎ Kamiyacho Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line)
◎ Toranomon Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line)
○ Tameike-Sanno Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Namboku Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Okura Shukokan
Okura Museum of Art

Name in Roman Letters
Okura Shukokan

Name in Japanese

2-10-3, Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan

Telephone Number



Purpose: Architecture

Purpose: Art

Purpose: Oriental Art

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