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Asakura Museum of Sculpture

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to appreciate art works by Fumio Asakura
2: to enjoy the atmosphere of building and garden with art works

Art museum of sculpture that shows world of Fumio Asakura

If you visit Asakura Museum of Sculpture, you can know the world of Fumio Asakura (1883-1964).

He received Order of Cultural Merit of Japan as Japanese sculptor for the first time. You will be able to see not only his sculpture works but also his atelier, house and gardens. It is unique that his sculpture works are displayed in his building that he designed by himself.

The building that consists of his Western-style atelier and Japanese-style house is selected as Tangible Property of Japan. Also, the site that has old Fumio Asakura Garden is selected as Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan.

You can see his masterpieces including "Hakamori," "Shigenobu Okuma," and "Ichikawa Danjuro Ⅸ" at his atelier. Also, as he liked cats, you can look at his sculpture works of cats at Orchid Room. He created bronze sculpture works, while Denchu Hirakushi (1872-1979) mainly focused on wooden sculpture works as exhibited in Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum.

It opened in 1967 and became a public art museum of Taito City in 1986. It is a small art museum at the residential area in Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Nippori Station.

For your information, you are supposed to wear socks after taking off shoes due to maintenance, when you enter this art museum.

Event Information

"Special Exhibition: Learning from History ~ASAKURA's Lectures on Life~"
from September 11, 2021 (Saturday) to December 12, 2021 (Sunday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 9 (Tentative)"
from December 18, 2021 (Saturday) to March 9, 2022 (Wednesday)

Finished Event Information

"Fumio Asakura Collection Exhibition: Chiyozuru Korehide"
from March 21, 2015 (Saturday, National Holiday) to May 27, 2015 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 1 Founder of Study"
from June 26, 2015 (Friday) to September 13, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: 80 Year Anniversary of Asakura Museum of Sculpture Story of My House"
from September 19, 2015 (Saturday) to December 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Featured Exhibition: Collection Netsuke"
from January 5, 2016 (Tuesday) to March 16, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 2"
from March 18, 2016 (Friday) to June 22, 2016 (Wednesday)

""Fountain of Pig" Discharging Water"
August 6, 2016 (Saturday), August 13, 2016 (Saturday), August 20, 2016 (Saturday) and August 27, 2016 (Saturday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 3"
from June 24, 2016 (Friday) to September 11, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: ASAKURA Fumio・Setsu・Kyoko -Three Artists Exhibition-"
from September 17, 2016 (Saturday) to December 11, 2016 (Sunday)

"Featured Exhibition: Appeal of Animal Expression"
from December 17, 2016 (Saturday) to March 1, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 4 -Portrait of Former Teacher-"
from March 3, 2017 (Friday) to June 7, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Feeling for Hometown"
from June 9, 2017 (Friday) to August 27, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition Related Event: Lifting Platform Operation"
September 13, 2017 (Wednesday)
October 11, 2017 (Wednesday)
November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)
December 13, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Special Exhibition: Various Cat Phases -Cats in Asakura Museum of Sculpture-"
from September 2, 2017 (Saturday) to December 24, 2017 (Sunday)

"Featured Exhibition: Wu Changshuo and ASAKURA Fumio"
from January 5, 2018 (Friday) to March 7, 2018 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 5 -Ethos of Shimazu-"
from March 9, 2018 (Friday) to June 6, 2018 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 6"
from June 8, 2018 (Friday) to September 2, 2018 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: A Sculptor's Eye -The Philosophy of ASAKURA Fumio as Embodied in His Collections-"
from September 8, 2018 (Saturday) to December 24, 2018 (Monday, Substitute Holiday)

"Featured Exhibition: Dessan of Setsu Asakura" & "Featured Exhibition: Cats of Setsu Asakura General Election Result Announcement"
from January 4, 2019 (Friday) to March 6, 2019 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Ikemen ★ Oshimen who Chose Arbitrarily" & "Featured Exhibition: Taitochokan Related Exhibition -Harumichi Saito Photograph Exhibition-"
from March 8, 2019 (Friday) to June 5, 2019 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 7 -Danjuro Ichikawa the ninth-"
from June 7, 2019 (Friday) to September 1, 2019 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Contrast of Colors, Materials and Textures Seen in the Artwork and Architecture of the Museum"
from September 7, 2019 (Saturday) to December 15, 2019 (Sunday)

"Featured Exhibition: ≪Grave Keeper≫ 110 Years -Anguish of Fumio Asakura-"
from December 21, 2019 (Saturday) to February 27, 2020 (Thursday)

"Featured Exhibition: ASAKURA ZOO"
from June 26, 2020 (Friday) to September 9, 2020 (Wednesday)

"Featured Exhibition: Those who made the times 8 -Hometown Oita-"
from September 11, 2020 (Friday) to December 13, 2020 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Enjoy sports ASAKURA Fumio, 1964"
from December 19, 2020 (Saturday) to May 30, 2021 (Sunday)
*Asakura Museum of Sculpture is temporarily closed until June 4, 2021 (Friday).

"Featured Exhibition: Fumio Asakua's Unexpected Work 1"
from June 5, 2021 (Saturday) to September 5, 2021 (Sunday)

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

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

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

Admissions Fee
It is 500-yen for the general public and 250-yen for elementary school, junior high school and high school students.

It takes about 5 minutes from Nippori Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Nippori Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Joban Line)
◎ Nippori Station (Keisei: Main Line)
◎ Nippori Station (Toei Transportation: Nippori-Toneri Liner)
○ Sendagi Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line)
○ Nishi-Nippori Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line)
○ Nishi-Nippori Station (Keisei: Main Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
○ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Asakura Museum of Sculpture

Name in Roman Letters
Asakura Chosokan

Name in Japanese

7-18-10, Yanaka, Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0001, Japan

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Purpose: Art

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