Yayoi Kusama Museum
Located in the Waseda district of Tokyo, the Yayoi Kusama Museum exhibits artwork by Japan’s most successful and recognisable contemporary artist. Having first achieved fame in the United States through the 1960s, Yayoi Kusama is acknowledged as one of the most influential and enduring artists in the world today. Her use of bold colours, solid lines and signature polka dot motif make Yayoi Kusama’s avant garde installations, paintings and drawings instantly recognisable around the world, while her revolutionary ‘Infinity Mirror Rooms’ redefined the relationship between artist, artwork and the viewer.
Museum exhibitions profile a truly talented and prolific artist who, from a young age, utilised her creativity as a means to overcome her own fears and, at times, overwhelming hallucinations that consumed her world. In doing so, Yayoi Kusama has produced work of great personal meaning, artistic significance and joy that resonates with audiences and continues to win critical acclaim.
The Yayoi Kusama Museum is extremely popular and tickets are in high demand. Not available at the door, tickets must instead be purchased via the museum’s website with attendance limited and 90-minute slots assigned to visitors. Tickets book-out well in-advance, especially on weekends.
To discover more about the artist, please see our ‘Art Space Japan: Kusama Yayoi’ page. Top image by Shintaro Ono (Nippon Design Center, Inc.)