Beyond Japan


Despite Japanese art and culture being highly regarded in the world, contemporary Japanese architecture that is renowned in the world is not so well known domestically. The works built overseas by eight architects that are exhibited here were selected for their appropriateness in the individual environments and design restrictions. The first architecture built overseas designed by a Japanese architect in the early Showa era has become a global contemporary architecture sought after by the world that continues to stimulate the world of architecture today. The object of this special exhibition is to create an opportunity to think about the new tide and future of contemporary architecture through the works of what we may call "Japanese Architecture beyond Japan."

Main exhibits

Tadao Ando: Wrightwood 659 [Chicago, USA 1997]
Arata Isozaki: Uffizi Loggia, Florence [Florence, Italy 1998-]
Toyo Ito: National Taichung Theater [Taichung city, Taiwan 2016]
Kengo Kuma: V&A Museum of Design Dundee [Dundee, Scotland, UK 2018]
SANAA: Louvre lens [Lens, Northern France 2012]
Yoshio Taniguchi: The Museum of Modern Art [New York, USA 2004]
Shigeru Ban: Omega and Swatch Headquarters [Bienne, Switzerland 2019]
Fumihiko Maki: 4 World Trade Center [New York, USA 2015]

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (No admittance after 4:30 p.m.)
Adults 800 yen [700 yen]
Seniors (65 and over) 600yen [600 yen]
Children and Students (high school and younger): Free
* [ ] Group rates for 20 and more
* You can also see the permanent exhibition at the same time.
Closed Mondays *When Monday is a national holiday, we will close the following weekday instead.
*The museum may close to prepare for special exhibits