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Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum

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1: to see art works by Denchu Hirakushi
2: to see a huge piece of camphor
3: to see the atelier of Denchu Hirakushi

Art Museum of sculpture about Denchu Hirakushi who created art works aged over 100

If you visit Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum, you can appreciate art works created by Denchu Hirakushi (1872-1879) who received the Order of Culture.

It is an art museum of sculpture. It holds seasonal exhibition and special exhibition.

Seasonal exhibition in summer (from May 28, 2014 (Wednesday) to August 24, 2014 (Sunday)) showed his masterpieces including "Kagami Shishi," "Kirakubo" and "Shinshun." A various kinds of materials such as wood, bronze and plaster were used. Art works created by artists who had good relationship with Denchu Hirakushi such as Shoji Hamada (1894-1978) and Togyu Okumura (1889-1990) were also displayed.

It was overwhelming to see a huge piece of camphor that Denchu Hirakushi prepared for new art works at the age of 100. It was possible to see tea room, atelier and garden at the Japanese-style house called kyujuhasoin. It was impressive to see his belongings including his cloth wrapper.

It opened in 1984. It is a middle-sized public art museum of Kodaira City at residential area near Tamagawa Josui Waterwork in Hitotsubashi Gakuen, Kodaira City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Hitotsubashi Gakuen station.

On a different note, there is Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum in Ibara City, Okayama Prefecture.

Event Information

"Summer Exhibition: Sculpture School of Hirakushi Denchu"
from May 23, 2018 (Wednesday) to September 9, 2018 (Sunday)

"Night Museum"
August 25, 2018 (Saturday)

"Meiji 150th Year Anniversary Special Exhibition: Introduction of Sculpture"
from September 14, 2018 (Friday) to November 25, 2018 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Kodaira and Hirakushi Denchu -Years in Kodaira that Enjoyed the Living in the Last Years-"
from November 30, 2018 (Friday) to February 24, 2019 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Hirakushi Denchu and Collection -First Public Release of New Collection-"
from February 27, 2019 (Wednesday) to May 19, 2019 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Spring Exhibition: Collection of Denchu Hirakushi about Works of Women Doll Artists including Ryujo Hori"
from February 11, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to May 24, 2015 (Sunday)
*Dolls of Emperor and Empress made by Denchu Hirakushi are displayed from February 11, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to March 23, 2015 (Monday).
*Tanjobutsu made by Denchu Hirakushi is displayed from March 25, 2015 (Wednesday) to April 27, 2015 (Monday).

"Summer Exhibition: Modern Japanese Sculpture Works Collected by Denchu Hirakushi"
from May 27, 2015 (Wednesday) to August 23, 2015 (Sunday)

"Night Museum"
August 29, 2015 (Saturday)

"Tea Ceremony in Autumn"
from October 23, 2015 (Friday) to October 25, 2015 (Sunday)

"Autumn Exhibition"
from August 26, 2015 (Wednesday) to November 8, 2015 (Sunday)

"Rune Kodaira Demae Concert vol.76 Shinshunnoshirabe"
January 23, 2016 (Saturday)

"Winter Exhibition"
from November 11, 2015 (Wednesday) to February 7, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony in Spring"
from April 22, 2016 (Friday) to April 24, 2016 (Sunday)
*Primula is displayed in the garden according to this event from April 20, 2016 (Wednesday) to April 27, 2016 (Wednesday).

"2016 Spring Exhibition"
from February 10, 2016 (Wednesday) to May 22, 2016 (Sunday)

"Night Museum"
August 27, 2016 (Saturday)

"Sound Chorus of Insects"
August 27, 2016 (Saturday)

"The Beauty of Metal"
from May 25, 2016 (Wednesday) to August 28, 2016 (Sunday)

"Rune Kodaira Demae Concert vol.78"
October 2, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony in Autumn"
from October 28, 2016 (Friday) to October 30, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Event: Tenshin Okakura and Denchu Hirakushi ~《Jingyu》that Tenshin loved is open to the Public for the first time in 100 years~"
from August 31, 2016 (Wednesday) to November 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"Autumn Colors Chrysanthemum Display"
from November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday) to November 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"Let's Taste Hirakushi Denchu Bento at Museum"
November 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"The Form of Faith ~Denchu Hirakushi and Work of Shrine and Temple"
from November 9, 2016 (Wednesday) to January 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"The 100th Year since the Passing of Rodin -Rodin and Modern Japanese Sculpture-"
from February 3, 2017 (Friday) to March 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony in Spring"
from April 21, 2017 (Friday) to April 23, 2017 (Sunday)
*Primrose is displayed in the garden according to this event from April 19, 2017 (Wednesday) to April 24, 2017 (Monday).

"Spring Exhibition: Beautiful Lacquer and Tree in 2017"
from March 17, 2017 (Friday) to May 21, 2017 (Sunday)

"Night Museum"
August 26, 2017 (Saturday)

"Sound Chorus of Insects"
August 26, 2017 (Saturday)

"Summer Exhibition: Denchu Sculpture Diary ~Hirakushi Denchu History of 107 Years~"
from May 24, 2017 (Wednesday) to September 10, 2017 (Sunday)

"Display of Montreal Olympic Games Gold Medal"
from October 4, 2017 (Wednesday) to October 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Rune Kodaira ×Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum Demae Concert vol.86"
October 21, 2017 (Saturday)

"Tea Ceremony in Autumn & Chrysanthemum Display"
from November 3, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday) to November 5, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition 2017: Attractiveness of Medal"
from September 13, 2017 (Wednesday) to November 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"Winter Exhibition: Artist-Craftsmen of the Mingei Movement"
from November 15, 2017 (Wednesday) to February 4, 2018 (Sunday)

"Tea Ceremony in Spring"
from April 20, 2018 (Friday) to April 22, 2018 (Sunday)

"Display of Primrose"
from April 18, 2018 (Wednesday) to April 25, 2018 (Wednesday)

"Spring Exhibition: Sculpture and Doll"
from February 7, 2018 (Wednesday) to May 20, 2018 (Sunday)
*Hina Dolls made by Denchu Hirakushi are displayed from February 7, 2018 (Wednesday) to March 19, 2018 (Monday).
*Statue of Birth of Buddha made by Denchu Hirakushi is displayed from March 21, 2018 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to April 16, 2018 (Monday).

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

Opening Hour
It opens from 10:00 to 16:00 (last entry: 15:30).

Closed Day
It is closed every Tuesday, year-end and new year holiday from December 27 to January 5 in the following year and change of exhibition period. In case that Tuesday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Tuesday and closes on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is 300-yen for the general public and 150-yen for elementary school and junior high school students.

It takes about 10 miuntes from Hitotsubashi-Gakuen Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Hitotsubashi-Gakuen Station (Seibu: Tamako Line)

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Name in English
Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum

Name in Roman Letters
Kodairashi Hirakushi Denchu Chokoku Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

1-7-5, Gakuen Nishi-Machi, Kodaira City, Tokyo, 187-0045

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