THE SHOTO MUSEUM OF ART

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General Information

Address

2-14-14 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046, Japan
TEL +81(3)3465-9421
FAX +81(3)3460-6366

Access

Keio Inokashira Line 5-minute walk from Shinsen Station
JR and Tokyo Metro Subway Line 15-minute walk from Shibuya Station

Access Map

Hours

Special Exhibitions:10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. on FridaysPublic Entry and Schoolchildren Exhibitions; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)

Admission fees

Admission fees vary according to each exhibition. ※Shibuya City People are admitted free of charge every Friday.
※Elementary and Junior high school students admitted free of charge every Weekend, High days and Public holidays and summer holidays.

Closed

Vary according to each exhibition
Days immediately following national holidays (except Saturdays and Sundays)
Year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 29 to January 3)
During change of exhibitions as follows

Current Exhibitions

IMAYŌ – Connecting the Past and the Present

Dates: Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017
Imayō is a widely used term meaning “modern style.” This exhibit features six contemporary artists with links to traditional techniques, and explores what they have carried on from traditional arts and crafts and how they have refined these elements to express themselves.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons Sixty and Over: \250 (\200)
Elementary and Junior High School Students: \100 (\80)

Closed
April 10, 17, 24, May 8, 15

Past Exhibitions

Dogs, dogs, DOGS

Dates: Tuesday 7 April 2015 - Sunday 24 May 2015
Shibuya is known for the faithful dog called, “Hachi”. Most people would agree that dogs are man’s best friend and have been loved by men since ancient times. In this exhibition, we will look back on dogs and the human behaviors through works of art: clay figures (haniwa) in the Kofun period, adorable dogs painted by Maruyama Okyo, Tawaraya Sotatsu, Takeuchi Seiho, and sculptures to the contemporary time.

Admission fee
General Admission: \1,000 (\800)
College Students: \800 (\640)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \500 (\400)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Closed
April 13, 20, 27, May 7, 11, 18 and from May 25 to June 8

Ladies in Chinese Court, Sweet Memories in Beautiful Rooms: Masterpieces of the Beijing Art Museum

Dates: Tuesday 9 June 2015 – Sunday 26 July 2015
The Beijing Art Museum has approximately eighty thousand works of art focusing on Ming and Qing era textiles, metal works and ceramics. This exhibit will reveal the lives of women in the Ming and Qing eras, and displays approximately 120 pieces from the Beijing Art Museum collection, including ornaments, calligraphic works and paintings of Empress Dowager Cixi.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Closed
June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 21 and from July 27 to August 7

SUSANOO: Life-force, Wrathful Power, Answering People's Prayers -Beliefs and Arts from the Realm Between Humans and Nature-

Dates: Saturday 8 August 2015 – Monday (holiday) 21 Sepember 2015
Susanoo is one of the gods of Japanese mythology. He is known as a savage god who destabilizes the world and damages nature, but also the god who originated waka poetry, and has sublime aesthetic sensitivities. This exhibition will portray the dual-nature of Susanoo through traditional Japanese fine art works and historical materials. By presenting Susanoo inspired works by contemporary artists, we will look at his influence on them.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Closed
August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 and from September 22 to October 5

Ancient Egyptian Art & Magic
–Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva, Switerland (tentative title)

Dates: Tuesday 6 October 2015 – Monday (holiday) 23 November 2015
This exhibition explores the glory of the Egyptian dynasty from the Prehistoric to the Ptolemaic period displaying about 150 pieces of ancient Egyptian arts, sculpture, stelai with hieroglyphs, reliefs, amulets, and jewelry. These are from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art collection in Switerland, and are brought for the first time to Japan.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Closed
October13, 19, 26, November 2, 4, 9, 16, November 24 to December 7.

The First Living National Treasure - The Entirely of Ishiguro Munemaro

Dates: Tuesday 8 December 2015 – Sunday 31 January 2016
Ishiguro Munemaro is the first person to be made a living national treasure in the ceramic art field. He did not have a particular master. Instead, he studied the old works made in China, Japan, Korea and Persia by himself, and created his original ceramic world. This exhibition will review his modernity by presenting about 120 of his china and porcelain works made with various techniques, as well as showing about 20 of his calligraphic and paintings works.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Closed
December 14, 21, 24 and from 28 to January 4, 12, 18, 25 and from February 1 to 13.

2016 Shoto Museum of Art Public Exhibition

Dates: Tuesday 8 December 2015 – Sunday 31 January 2016
Dates: Sunday 14 February 2016 – Sunday 28 February
This annual public exhibition will exhibit about 90 selected works made by those who live, or study, or work in Shibuya ward.

Masterpieces of Egawa Museum

Dates: Tuesday 5 April 2016 - Sunday 15 May 2016
Egawa Museum was founded in Hyogo in 1973 by Tokusuke Egawa Ⅳ who was an entrepreneur in Osaka. East Asian art collected by him comprise the museum collection.
The museum collection is renowned for famous tea utensils; excellent tea bowl, Red Raku ware, named “Muichimotsu” by Choujiro; tea caddy with angular shoulders, named “Seitaka” (owned by Oda Nobunaga in the past). In this exhibition, the 135 works of the collection are exhibited.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Nakajima Chinami and Toy Series: A Painter’s Secret

Dates: Tuesday 31 May 2016 - Sunday 10 July 2016
Chinami Nakajima (1945-), one of the Japanese painters at the forefront of the art world, has said he wants to continue his Toy series of paintings for the rest of his life. This exhibit will introduce about sixty works from the Toy series that overflow with mysterious charm, toys from around the world gathered by Nakajima, and preliminary flower drawing the series.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Singapore, Sarong Kebaya and Style: Peranakan fashion in an interconnected world

Dates: Tuesday 26 July 2016 – Sunday 25 September 2016
Peranakans, generally refers to people of mixed Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage who settled in Singapore have been forming their hybrid culture. The combination of Kebaya, upper garment and batik Sarong symbolizes their culture. Curated by Peter Lee, an expert of the Peranakan culture, this exhibition will showcases about 140 pieces including Sarong Kebaya of 18th to 20th centuries, jewels and beaded slippers from the collections of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the collection Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kip Lee.

Admission fee
General Admission: \500 (\400)
College Students: \400 (\320)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \250 (\200)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

The clear and mysterious moonlight - various works of the moon in Japanese art

Dates: Saturday 8 October 2016 – Sunday 20 November 2016
In Japanese art, the moon is an object of appreciation and faith. It appears in Yamato-e paintings, Indian ink paintings and ukiyo-e prints, and is also a motif in various crafts. This exhibition—with the main theme being the moon—will showcase items such as paintings, maki-e lacquerware, ceramics, sword harnesses and armor, and examine the penchant for the moon that Japanese people has displayed for ages.

Detail of the Exhibition

Admission fee
General Admission: \1,000 (\800)
College Students: \800 (\640)
High School Students and Persons over Sixty: \500 (\400)
Elementary School Students: \100 (\80)

Ceramics Japan: Tracing Japanese Modern through Ceramics

Dates: Tuesday 13 December 2016 - Sunday 29 January 2017
Japanese pottery entered Western society at the height of Japonisme - the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture – and is renowned throughout the world for its quality and design. Advances in pottery workshops and other pottery innovations raised Japanese pottery’s popularity at the World Expo and elsewhere, and brought new life to items such as Japanese and Western tableware, architectural tiles and lighting fixtures. This is the first exhibit to allow visitors to experience the abundant originality and energy of modern Japanese pottery, which brought technological innovation and new design techniques and led to the global distribution of mass-produced products.