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Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art

[Closed] It is closed due to repair from March 18, 2019 (Monday).

[Art] [Oriental Art] [Museum] [Japanese Garden]

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see works of oriental art
2: to experience the atmosphere of a tea room and a tea garden
3: to see sculpture of Issei Hatakeyama by Hirakushi Denchu

The art museum that has a tea-ceremony room in the exhibition area

If you visit Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art, you can see a tea room and a tea garden in an exhibition room.

It is an art museum of oriental art, and it has Hatakeyama Collection that mainly focuses on tea ceremony. There are about 1,300 collection items including 6 National Treasures of Japan and 32 Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

After taking off shoes and wearing slippers at the entrance, you can see the wooden statue of Issei Hatakeyama (1881-1971) made by Denchu Hirakushi (1872-1979) at the 1st floor. For your information, you can see his other art works at Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum.

At the 2nd floor, you can appreciate art works in the exhibition room, listening to the sound of water from a washbasin from the tea garden next to the tea room.

It holds four seasonal exhibitions a year: spring exhibition, summer exhibition, autumn exhibition and winter exhibition.

"Treasure Box of the Tea Ceremony Art -Masterpieces of Hatakeyama Collection-" (from April 5, 2014 (Saturday) to June 15, 2014 (Sunday)) was the commemorative exhibition of 50th year anniversary. Historic art works including "Ochigumori" Tea Scoop by Senno Rikyu (1522-1591) were displayed. It was great to appreciate "Kokei Go" that is Important Cultural Property of Japan at calm Tatami mat area. It was also interesting to see dishes for tea ceremonies.

Also, there is a garden with a lot of huge trees including a 300-year old red pine tree. There are some tea houses such as "Meigetsu-Ken" in this garden.

It opened in 1964. It is a small private art museum at residential area in Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Takanawadai station.

Event Information

Finished Event Information

"Winter Exhibition: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition The Rimpa -The Hatakeyama Collection: Priceless and Timeless"
from January 17, 2015 (Saturday) to March 15, 2015 (Sunday)

"Spring Exhibition: Daishikai tea ceremony of Sokuo Hatakeyama -Combination of IDo tea bowl known as Nobunaga-"
from April 4, 2015 (Saturday) to June 14, 2015 (Sunday)

"Summer Exhibition: A Breath of Cool Air -Exhibit Focused on Calligraphy, Paintings, and Ceramics-"
from August 1, 2015 (Saturday) to September 13, 2015 (Sunday)

"Autumn Exhibition: Marking the 400th Year since the Passing of Furuta Oribe -Momoyama Period Ceramic Tea Utensils and Oribe's Taste-"
from October 3, 2015 (Saturday) to December 13, 2015 (Sunday)

"Enjoy Japanese Tea with Special Japanese Sweet!"
from January 16, 2016 (Saturday), February 6, 2016 (Saturday) and March 5, 2016 (Saturday)

"Winter Exhibition: Thoughts of Flowers in Springtime -Plum, Camellia, Cherry, and Peach Blossoms-"
from January 16, 2016 (Saturday) to March 13, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony Room is open to the public"
from May 4, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to May 5, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Spring Exhibition: Marking the 300th Year since the Passing of Ogata Kōrin -Kōrin and his Successors-"
from April 2, 2016 (Saturday) to June 12, 2016 (Sunday)

"Summer Exhibition: Introduction to Chanoyu"
from July 30, 2016 (Saturday) to September 11, 2016 (Sunday)

"Autumn Exhibition: Tea Utensils Beloved of Great Unifiers of Japan"
from October 1, 2016 (Saturday) to December 11, 2016 (Sunday)
*Special Display of National Treasure, "Evening Bell from Mist-shrouded Temple" (Reportedly Produced by Mu Qi in the period of the Southern Song Dynasty of China), is held from November 5, 2016 (Saturday) to November 20, 2016 (Sunday).

"Winter Exhibition: A New Year's Feast -in Celebration of the Year of Rooster"
from January 14, 2017 (Saturday) to March 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony Room is open to the public"
from May 4, 2017 (Thursday, National Holiday) to May 5, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Spring Exhibition: Masterpieces of Chanoyu -Beauty beyond the model, The eyes of Sokuō-"
from April 8, 2017 (Saturday) to June 18, 2017 (Sunday)

"Summer Exhibition: Introduction to Chanoyu Ⅱ"
from August 5, 2017 (Saturday) to September 18, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Tea Ceremony Room "Shana-An" is specially open to the public"
October 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)
December 9, 2017 (Saturday)

"Autumn Exhibition: In Commemoration of New Additions to Collection: Companionship among Sukisha in Modern Times -Masuda Don'o, Yokoi Yau and Hatakeyama Sokuo-"
from October 7, 2017 (Saturday) to December 17, 2017 (Sunday)

"Winter Exhibition: Plates and Vessels for Chakaiseki (Concurrent Exhibition: Seasonal Calligraphic Works and Paintings)"
from January 20, 2018 (Saturday) to March 18, 2018 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony Room is open to the public"
from May 4, 2018 (Friday, National Holiday) to May 5, 2018 (Saturday, National Holiday)

"Spring Exhibition: 200th Year Memorial Exhibition Feudal Lord and Tea Master Matsudaira Fumai with Celebrated Tea Ceremony -Renowned Tea Ceremony Utensils from the Unshū Kurachō-"
from April 7, 2018 (Saturday) to June 17, 2018 (Sunday)

"Summer Exhibition: Enjoying the Cool -Hatakeyama Sokuo's Morning Tea Ceremony- (Concurrent Exhibition: Paintings by Kano School and Craftwork in Edo Period)"
from August 4, 2018 (Saturday) to September 17, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Autumn Exhibition: Exhibition Honoring 150th Anniversary of Birth: Hara Sankei -Eye for Tea Ceremony and Japanese Art-"
from October 6, 2018 (Saturday) to December 16, 2018 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony Rooms "Shana-An", "Sui-An" and "Meigetsu-Ken" are specially open to the public"
January 27, 2019 (Sunday)
February 9, 2019 (Saturday)
February 24, 2019 (Sunday)

"Winter Exhibition: Koetsu and Korin -the Beauty of Rimpa School-"
from January 19, 2019 (Saturday) to March 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1 hour in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace, and about 1 hour 30 minutes in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It is different from season to season. From April to September, this museum opens from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30). From October to March in the following year, it opens from 10:00 to 16:30 (last entry: 16:00).

Closed Day
This museum closes on 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, this museum opens on Monday and closes on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is 700-yen for general public, 500-yen for high school and university students. While it is neccesary to be with their parents, it is free for junior high school students and under.

It takes about 5 minutes from Takanawadai Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Takanawadai Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
◎ Shirokanedai (Tokyo Metro: Namboku Line)
◎ Shirokanedai (Toei Subway: Mita Line)

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Name in English
Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art

Name in Roman Letters
Hatakeyama Kinenkan

Name in Japanese

2-20-12, Shirokanedai, Minato City, Tokyo, 108-0071, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Garden

Purpose: Oriental Art

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