Yamatane Museum of Art
Another Tokyo museum in exhibiting a private collection, the Yamatane Museum of Art houses modern artworks by Japanese artists. Founded by the ex-chairman of the Yamatane Art Foundation, Yamazaki Tomiji, the collection includes traditional Japanese arts including ‘ukiyo-e’, ‘nihonga’ and textiles – including works deemed of ‘national cultural significance’ along with contemporary works by active artists.
The museum combines two exhibition spaces for its permanent collection and special exhibits – between five to six each year – with a focus on the natural world including possession of several artworks by renowned painter Higashiyama Kaii. As such, the museum provides an insight into the relationship between the Japanese mind and the natural world, through depictions of landscapes and wildlife seen in many of the paintings.
11:00 to 16:00 (with last entry at 15:30)
Open daily except Mondays, between exhibitions and from Dec.29 to Jan.2.
Admission costs (permanent/special exhibit): Adult JPY1100/JPY1300; High School & Uni. Students JPY900/JPY1000; Children under 15 are free of charge
The museum is around 10-minutes walk from JR Ebisu Station via the West Exit or Exit 2. See the museum's website for full details