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Toguri Museum of Art

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1: to see art works at exhibitions

Art museum of oriental art located in old Nabeshima residence

If you visit Toguri Museum of Art, you can appreciate oriental porcelains.

It is an art museum of oriental art that specializes in oriental porcelains. It has a collection of about 7,000 items, mainly porcelains.

It is built at the site of old Nabeshima residence. There are exhibition rooms in the 2nd floor of the museum building, while the entrance and lobby is in the 1st floor. Exhibition rooms have a calm atmosphere

"Collection exhibition: Selected Masterpieces from Celadon Wares -A Variation of Green" (from October 5, 2013 (Saturday) to December 23, 2013 (Monday, national holiday)) showed the beautiful celadon wares inside and outside Japan.

It opened in 1987. It is a middle-sized private art museum at residential area in Shibuya, Shibuya City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Shibuya station.

Event Information

"Imari Ware for the Classical Arts: Tea, Flowers and Incense"
from September 30, 2021 (Thursday) to December 19, 2021 (Sunday)

"Encyclopedia of Ko-Imari Phantom Animals Exhibition"
from January 7, 2022 (Friday) to March 21, 2022 (Monday, National Holiday)

Finished Event Information

"Exhibition of Imari ware adapted to the Edo period lifestyle."
from January 6, 2015 (Tuesday) to March 22, 2015 (Sunday)

"Early Imari Ware"
from April 4, 2015 (Saturday) to June 21, 2015 (Sunday)

"Imari Ware: The Ko-Kutani style"
from July 4, 2015 (Saturday) to September 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Imari Ware: Masterpieces of the Kakiemon and Kinrande styles"
from October 6, 2015 (Tuesday) to December 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Masterpieces of the Nabeshima Ware"
from January 7, 2016 (Thursday) to March 21, 2016 (Monday, Substitute Holiday)

"Imari Ware: The Beauty of Sometsuke"
from April 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to June 19, 2016 (Sunday)

"Imari Ware: Karakusa Design"
from July 2, 2016 (Saturday) to September 22, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"The Toguri Collection: The Original Exhibition"
from October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) to December 23, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"30th Anniversary Special Exhibition: Kakiemon"
from April 1, 2017 (Saturday) to May 14, 2017 (Sunday)

"Ko-Imari Masterpieces of the 17th Century"
from May 27, 2017 (Saturday) to September 2, 2017 (Saturday)

"Ko-Imari Masterpieces of the 18th Century"
from September 15, 2017 (Friday) to December 20, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Beautiful Glazes in Ko-Imari Ware"
from January 7, 2018 (Sunday) to March 21, 2018 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Kinrande: Imari Ware that Captivated the World"
from April 4, 2018 (Wednesday) to June 21, 2018 (Thursday)

"Flower and Plant Designs in Imari Ware"
from July 4, 2018 (Wednesday) to September 22, 2018 (Saturday)

"Nabeshima and Ko-Kutani: Lineage of Design"
from October 5, 2018 (Friday) to December 22, 2018 (Saturday)

"Early Imari: Looking to the Continent"
from January 8, 2019 (Tuesday) to March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

"Exploring the Ceramics of Saga and Nagasaki"
from April 6, 2019 (Saturday) to June 20, 2019 (Thursday)

"Edo Blue in Imari Ware (in cooperation with the Ota Memorial Museum of Art)"
from July 2, 2019 (Tuesday) to September 22, 2019 (Sunday)

"Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imai Ⅰ"
from October 4, 2019 (Friday) to December 19, 2019 (Thursday)

"Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imai Ⅱ"
from January 7, 2020 (Tuesday) to March 22, 2020 (Sunday)
*Toguri Museum of Art is temporarily closed from March 1, 2020 (Sunday) to April 10, 2020 (Friday).

"Toguri Museum, Best of Collection: Chinese Porcelain"
from July 7, 2020 (Tuesday) to September 9, 2020 (Wednesday)

"Toguri Museum, Best of Collection: Imari and Nabeshima"
from June 5, 2020 (Friday) to December 20, 2020 (Sunday)

"Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari Ⅰ"
from September 21, 2020 (Monday, National Holiday) to December 20, 2020 (Sunday)

"Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imai Ⅱ -Highlight-"
from January 7, 2021 (Thursday) to March 21, 2021 (Sunday)
*Toguri Museum of Art is temporarily closed for the time being from January 20, 2021 (Wednesday).

"Imari Ware for the Classical Arts: Tea, Flowers and Incense"
from January 7, 2021 (Thursday) to March 21, 2021 (Sunday)

"Blissful Vessels -Ko-Imari that Colored Days of Edo Period-"
from March 24, 2021 (Wednesday) to June 20, 2021 (Sunday)
*Toguri Museum of Art is temporarily closed from April 25, 2021 (Sunday) and this exhibition has been cancelled.

"Exhibition to See the Weight of Ko-Imari"
from June 23, 2021 (Wednesday) to September 19, 2021 (Sunday)
*Toguri Museum of Art is temporarily closed from July 12, 2021 (Monday) to September 12, 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 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30).

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

Admissions Fee
It is different between exhibitions. For your information, in case of "Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imai Ⅰ", it was 1,000-yen for adults, 700-yen for university students and high school students, 400-yen for junior high school students and elementary school students. It is free on October 14 of Memorial Day when Mr. Ryo Toguri, the founder of Toguri Museum of Art, is commemorated.

It takes about 15 minutes from Shibuya Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Shinsen Station (Keio: Inokashira Line)
○ Shibuya Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line)
○ Shibuya Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Fukutoshin Line)
○ Shibuya Station (Tokyu: Denentoshi Line, Toyoko Line)
○ Shibuya Station (Keio: Inokashira Line)

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Name in English
Toguri Museum of Art

Name in Roman Letters
Toguri Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

1-11-3, Shoto, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0046, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Oriental Art

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