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Taro Okamoto Museum of Art

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see art works of Taro Okamoto
2: to see "Tower of the Sun"

Art museum that there is world of Taro Okamoto surrounded by beautiful nature

If you visit Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, you can see "Tower of Mother."

This is the symbol tower of this museum outside the museum building. It is large and 30-meter high. Also, there is "Jurei" that means Spirit of Tree outside.

This museum holds Regular Exhibition and Project Exhibition. At Regular Exhibition, you can appreciate art works of Taro Okamoto (1911-1996) from the collection. At Project Exhibition, you can see contemporary art works or his works. There are the changes of display for both kinds of exhibitions. When it holds Regular Exhibition and Project Exhibition simultaneously, you can see both exhibitions.

At Regular Exhibition, when you go into the red room with the face on "Tower of the Sun" near the round entrance, you can realize that you come to the world of Taro Okamoto. It is unique that curved lines and sharp angle are effectively used in this museum.

At "Taro Okamoto and Olympics" (from January 17, 2014 (Friday) to April 6, 2014 (Sunday)), his art works related to the Olympic Games including "Commemorative Medal for Participants of the Tokyo Olympics 1964" were displayed. Also, there were his drawings such as "Mori no Okite" and his sculptures such as "Matsuri." It was enjoyable to see him say his famous words, "Geijutsu ha Bakuhatsu da" in a television commercial of Maxell. "The 17th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art" (from February 8, 2014 (Saturday) to April 6, 2014 (Sunday)) was simultaneously held as Project Exhibition.

It opened in 1999. It is a middle-sized public art museum at hilly area in Ikuta Ryokuchi, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Its nearest station is Mukogaoka-Yuen station.

For your information, Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum is located in Minami Aoyama, Minato City, Tokyo. You can see Aoyama Atelier where Tower of Sun was created by Taro Okamoto. You have an option to visit both museums.

Event Information

"Project Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi and Taro Okamoto -Japan of Two Travelers without Borders-"
from October 6, 2018 (Saturday) to January 14, 2019 (Monday, National Holiday)

Finished Event Information

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto: Planetary Style"
from January 16, 2015 (Friday) to April 12, 2015 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: The 18th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art"
from February 3, 2015 (Tuesday) to April 12, 2015 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Mural paintings of Taro Okamoto"
from April 16, 2015 (Thursday) to July 5, 2015 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Takeda shinzaburo -of art were subjected to Mexico bridge Exhibiton -Taro Okamoto painter who supported "the Myth of Tomorrow-""
from April 25 2015 (Saturday) to July 5, 2015 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto What this is!"
from July 9, 2015 (Thursday) to October 4, 2015 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Play: Taro Okamoto"
from July 18, 2015 (Saturday) to October 4, 2015 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto the Social Situation Exhibition"
from October 8, 2015 (Thursday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Project Exhibition: Taro Okamoto and Masayoshi Nakamura TOKYO ART FESTIVAL Exhibition"
from October 17, 2015 (Saturday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 5th Kids TARO Exhibition"
from November 14, 2015 (Saturday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Kagamo-Mochi Project"
December 12, 2015 (Saturday), December 13, 2015 (Sunday), December 19, 2015 (Saturday) and December 20, 2015 (Sunday)
*It is displayed from December 22, 2015 (Tuesday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday).

"TARO Birthday Event: Jam Gamelan Performance and Dance"
February 28, 2016 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Okamoto Taro & Artists of the Avant-garde"
from January 15, 2016 (Friday) to April 10, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: The 19th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art"
from February 3, 2016 (Wednesday) to April 10, 2016 (Sunday)

"Ryukyuan Dance"
May 4, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto and Music -Sound・Dissonance-"
from April 14, 2016 (Thursday) to July 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Taro Okamoto -Okinawa-"
from April 23, 2016 (Saturday) to July 3, 2016 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto -Subject and Context-"
from July 7, 2016 (Thursday) to October 10, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Project Exhibition: The Railway Art Museum"
from July 16, 2016 (Saturday) to October 10, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Collection Exhibition: Eye Ball Dungeon of Taro"
from October 14, 2016 (Friday) to January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Project Exhibition: Art for Life -Earthquake 《Myth of Tomorrow》-"
from October 22, 2016 (Saturday) to January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"TARO Birthday Concert"
February 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"MIYAMAE Music Museum"
March 20, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto -The Best Selection in 2017"
from January 13, 2016 (Friday) to April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: The 20th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art"
from February 3, 2017 (Friday) to April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto -Red impulse-"
from April 13, 2017 (Friday) to July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Taro Okamoto × Architecture"
from April 22, 2017 (Saturday) to July 2, 2017 (Sunday)

"Premium TARO Night"
August 25, 2017 (Friday)

"Project Exhibition: PLAY with TARO"
from July 15, 2017 (Saturday) to October 15, 2017 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto -Paris-"
from July 6, 2017 (Thursday) to October 22, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Taro Okamoto and the development of Media Art -featuring works by Katsuhiro Yamaguchi-"
from November 3, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday) to January 28, 2018 (Sunday)

"Taro Birthday Concert"
February 24, 2018 (Saturday)

"MIYAMAE Music Museum"
March 21, 2018 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Collection Exhibition: Toshiko's Contribution to Taro Okamoto from her Documents"
from February 3, 2018 (Saturday) to April 15, 2018 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: The 21th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art"
from February 16, 2018 (Friday) to April 15, 2018 (Sunday)

"Collection Exhibition: Versatile Artist Taro Okamoto -Process of Completion of Tower of the Sun, 1967-1970-"
from April 19, 2018 (Thursday) to July 1, 2018 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Photography by Taro Okamoto -For the sake of thought-"
from April 28, 2018 (Saturday) to July 1, 2018 (Sunday)

"Premium TARO Night"
August 24, 2018 (Friday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto -Body-"
from July 5, 2018 (Thursday) to September 24, 2018 (Monday, Substitute Holiday)

"Project Exhibition: Taro Okamoto in the Town-The World of Public Art"
from July 14, 2018 (Saturday) to September 24, 2018 (Monday, Substitute Holiday)

"Collection Exhibition: Taro Okamoto and Visit to France Memory Exhibition"
from September 28, 2018 (Friday) to October 5, 2018 (Friday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 2 hours in a regular pace, 1.5 hours in a hurried pace, and 2.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 9:30 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30).

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Monday and year-end and new year holiday. In case that Monday is either an national holiday or an substitute holiday, this museum opens on Monday and closes on the following weekday. Also, it closes temporarily.

Admissions Fee
It is different between project exhibitions. In case that only regular exhibition is held, it is 500-yen for adults, 300-yen for high school and university students, and 300-yen for those aged 65 and over. It is free for infants, elementary school and junior high school students.

Access
It takes about 20 minutes from Mukogaoka-Yuen Station on foot. While buses and taxis are available until the entrance of Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, it is necessary to walk through Nihon Minkaen on the right side and Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum on the left side until arriving at this museum.

Nearest Railway Station
○ Mukogaoka-Yuen Station (Odakyu: Odawara Line)

Fellow Travelers
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Name in English
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art

Name in Roman Letters
Kawasaki-shi Okamoto Taro Bijutsukan
Okamoto Taro Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese
川崎市岡本太郎美術館
かわさきしおかもとたろうびじゅつかん
岡本太郎美術館
おかもとたろうびじゅつかん

Address
7-1-5, Masukata, Tama-Ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, 214-0032, Japan

Telephone Number
044-900-9898

URL
http://www.taromuseum.jp/english/index_english.html

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Contemporary Art

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