Spend an Autumn Day at the Newly Opened YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM

2017.10.25

Six-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Ushigome-yanagicho Station

On October 1st, 2017 at a location that is about three stations away from Isetan Shinjuku Store by train, Yayoi Kusama, the avant-grade artist that represents Japan opened "YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM." "YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM" is a museum opened by Yayoi Kusama herself, with the aim to promote and spread Kusama's art through exhibiting her works and contributing to the development of the arts. It is run by the Yayoi Kusama Foundation.

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Photo by Masahiro Tsuchido ©YAYOI KUSAMA

To go to the museum, get on the train at Toei Oedo Line Shinjuku Shinjuku-nishiguchi Station, get off at the third stop, Ushigome-yanagicho Station, go to the East Exit (Higashiguchi), and walk for six minutes.

Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. She went to the United States in 1957 and established her position as an avant-grade artist. She discovered a unique artistic philosophy of "self-obliteration via the obsessive repetition and multiplication of single motifs." Since then, she has held exhibitions in museums across the world. In recent years, her large-sclae retrospective exhibitions at the Tate Modern and Pompidou Centre have produced a sensation. A North American tour of her work is currently undergoing, which started at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

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Below is the overview of the floors

1F:Museum Exterior

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2F〜4F: Gallery Installation View

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5F: Rooftop Gallery

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An inaugural exhibition, Yayoi Kusama Museum Inaugural Exhibition'Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art' is currently being held to commemorate the opening of the museum.

*During December 25th, 2017 - January 17th, 2018 (Wed) will be closed for a winter holiday

Exhibitions

2F Gallery Installation View:

The series entitled "Love Forever" will be presented, a collection of black and white drawings

27 Works

①WOMEN WAITING FOR SPRING

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②WAKING UP IN THE MORNING

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3F Gallery Installation View:

The newest painting series "My Eternal Soul"

16 Works

I LOVE-EYES

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DEATH OF MY SORROWFUL YOUTH COMES WALKING WITH RESOUNDING STEPS

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3F Gallery Installation View:

PUMPKINS SCREAMING ABOUT LOVE BEYOND INFINITY

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5F Rooftop Gallery:《Starry Pumpkin》

The following are the details about the opening days of the museum.

Opening Days: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and national holidays.

Hours: 11:00 - 17:00

Admission Times:

①11:00〜12:30 (Enter by 11:30)

②12:30〜14:00 (Enter by 13:00)

③14:00〜15:30 (Enter by 14:30)

④15:30〜17:00 (Enter by 16:00)

*For the visitors' safety and enjoyment, the museum adopts an advance ticket purchase system in which visitors can enter the museum out of four slots (Each entry is up to 90 minutes, with an admission of a maximum of 50 visitors)

Admission Charges:

Adults: ¥1,000

Children aged 6 - 18: ¥600

*The admission for children under age 6 will be free.

*No group discounts.

*Ticket sale starts every month for admission for two months later on the first day of the month at 10 am.

*After purchase, the date and time of the admission cannot be changed and are non-refundable.

*Tickets can be purchased from the following website.

Ticket Purchase Website (English)

http://YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM.jp/en/visit/tickets/



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