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Yamatane Museum of Art

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1: to see Japanese art at exhibitions

Art museum of Nihonga that has the longest history in Japan

If you visit Yamatane Museum of Art, you can see Japanese art works.

It is an art museum that specializes in Japanese art. It has Yamatane Collection consists of about 1,800 art works. Taneji Yamazaki (1893-1983), founder of Yamatane Securities Co., Ltd. (SMBC Friend Securites Co., Ltd. at present), had private collection.

There are 6 Important Cultural Properties of Japan: "Dancing in the Flames" and "Falling Camerias" by Gyoshu Hayama (1894-1935), "Woman in the Nude" by Kagaku Murakami (1888-1939), "Tabby Cat" by Seiho Takeuchi (1864-1942), "View of Mt. Kuno" by Chinzan Tsubaki (1801-1854) and "Court Lady Enjoying Wayside Chrisanthemums" by Matabei Iwasa (1578-1650).

Also, Yamatane Collection includes artworks by Taikan Yokoyama (1868-1958) and Togyu Okumura (1889-1990) and Ukiyoe works such as "South Wind, Clear Sky," known as Red Fuji, by Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849).

Special Exhibition and Regular Exhibition are held. Basically, each exhibition lasts for about 2 months. This museum sometimes carries out exhibition changes and it does not have any permanent exhibitions.

At the B1 floor, there are two exhibition rooms: Project Exhibition Room and Yamatane Collection Room. You can see art works related to the theme of exhibitions at Project Exhibition Room and general Yamatane Collection at Yamatane Collection Room.

"A Special Exhibition Commemorating Mt. Fuji's Registration as a World Cultural Heritage Site: Mr. Fuji, Cherry Blossoms, and Flowers in Spring" (from March 11, 2014 (Tuesday) to May 11, 2014 (Sunday)) was an excellent exhibition. It was great to see a lot of masterpieces including "Mt. Fuji, the Sacred Mountain" by Taikan Yokoyama that was displayed at the beginning of this exhibition at the 1B floor. In particular, I enjoyed the art works by Takeshi Ishida (1922-2010) including "Fuji." I was also surprised that the size of "Yoshino," a famous picture of showing panoramic view of Yoshinoyama Mountain full of cherry blossoms, by Togyu Okumura is quite large.

At the 1st floor, you can watch an image of Yamatane Collection for about 17 minutes. Also, you can take Japanese sweets related to the theme of exhibitions at Café Tsubaki.

It opened in 1966. It is a small private art museum at commercial area in Hiroo, Shibuya City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Ebisu Station.

On a different note, you can also see Japanese art works at Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, "Highlights of Japanese Art" at the 2nd floor of Honkan in Tokyo National Museum, and "MOMAT Collection" at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Event Information

"Special 50th Memorial Exhibition: Kawabata Ryūshi -Nihonnga Goes Beyond the Bounds-"
from June 24, 2017 (Saturday) to August 20, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Uemura Shōen and Quintessntial Bijinga -Painteings of Beautiful Women-"
from August 29, 2017 (Tuesday) to October 22, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special 60th Memorial Exhibition: Kawai Gyokudō: Seasons, People, Nature -What is Home?- (Tentative)"
from October 28, 2017 (Saturday) to December 24, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special 150th Memorial Exhibition: Yokoyama Taikan and the Artists of the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute) (Tentative)"
from January 3, 2018 (Wednesday) to February 25, 2018 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Kaleidoscope of Birds and Flowers: Flowers by Shunso and Gyoshu, Birds by Seiho and Shoko"
from February 11, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to April 12, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special 140th Anniversary Exhibition: Uemura Shoen and Splendid Japanese Women Artists"
from April 18, 2015 (Saturday) to June 21, 2015 (Sunday)

"130th Anniversary Exhibition: Maeda Seison and the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Art Institute)"
from June 27, 2015 (Saturday) to August 23, 2015 (Sunday)
*During this exhibition, "Dancing in the Flame" drawn by Gyoshu Hayami, Important Cultural Property of Japan, is displayed.

"Special Exhibition: Celebrating the Rimpa School's 400th Anniversary The Rimpa School and Autumn Colors in Japanese Art"
from September 1, 2015 (Tuesday) to October 25, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Featuring Nude by Murakami Kagaku, newly designated as an Important Cultural Property Murakami Kagaku and Kyoto Artists"
from October 31, 2015 (Saturday) to December 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Special Exhibition: The 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Ito Jakuchū Jakuchū's Happiness and Taikan's Auspiciousness: All Happiness Comes to the Homes of Those Who Smile"
from January 3, 2016 (Sunday) to March 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: A Century of Devotion -The Art of Okumura Togyū-"
from March 19, 2016 (Saturday) to May 22, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: Yamatane Museum of Art NIHONGA AWARD: Seed 2016 -Meet the Future of Nihonga- "
from May 31, 2016 (Tuesday) to June 26, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: The Best of the Yamatane Collection Ⅰ: The Glories of Edo Painting -Matabei, Jakuchū, and the Kanō and Rimpa Schools-"
from July 2, 2016 (Saturday) to August 21, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: The Best of the Yamatane Collection Ⅱ: Splendid Colors and Compositions by Six Masters of Ukiyoe -Harunobu, Kiyonaga, Utamaro, Sharaku, Hokusai and Hiroshige-"
from August 27, 2016 (Saturday) to September 29, 2016 (Thursday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: The Destruction and Creation of Nihonga -Hayami Gyoshū: A Retrospective-"
from October 8, 2016 (Saturday) to December 4, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: The Best of the Yamatane Collection Ⅲ: Definitive Nihonga Masterpieces: The Kyoto Art World -19th Century to Contemporary Paintings-"
from December 10, 2016 (Saturday) to February 5, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Yamatane Museum of Art: The Best of the Yamatane Collection Ⅳ: Definitive Nihonga Masterpieces: The Tokyo Art World -19th Century to Contemporary Paintings-"
from February 16, 2017 (Thursday) to April 16, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: A World of Flowers -from the Rimpa School to Contemporary Art-"
from April 22, 2017 (Saturday) to June 18, 2017 (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). Opening hour is temporarily changed in case of special exhibitions.

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 and closes on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is different between regular exhibition and special exhibition. In case of regular exhibition, it is 1,000-yen for adults and 800-yen for high school and university students. It is free for junior high school students and under, although it is necessary that they are with their parents. In case of special exhibitions, it is different between exhibitions. For information, in case of special exhibition, "Mt. Fuji, Cherry Blossoms, and Flowers in Spring," it is 1,200-yen for adults, 900-yen for high school and university students. It is free for junior high school students and under.

Access
It takes 10 minutes from Ebisu Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Ebisu Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line)
◎ Ebisu Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
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◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
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Name in English
Yamatane Museum of Art

Name in Roman Letters
Yamatane Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese
山種美術館
やまたねびじゅつかん

Address
3-12-36, Hiroo, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0012, Japan

Telephone Number
03-5777-8600

URL
http://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/index.html

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