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Taro Okamoto Museum of Art

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Address: 7-1-5 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 44-900-9898
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Art is an EXPLOSION - Taro Okamoto Museum is a DEAL

It was great to finally see more of this Japanese artist, whose work I first came into contact with in university. I didn't remember him until I saw his work again, though, and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Kawasaki, Japan
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Kawasaki, Japan
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It was great to finally see more of this Japanese artist, whose work I first came into contact with in university. I didn't remember him until I saw his work again, though, and it was great to see more of it and learn about his life at the museum.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

21 minutes Odakyu express train ride(Shinjuku to Mukougaoka Yuen around US$2) and 19 minutes walking toward south leads you there. Mr Taro Okamoto is very famous among Janapese for his making funny face tower for 1970 Osaka EXPO. His another famous masterpiece ''Tomorrow's Myth'' wall painting originally made for a hotel in Mexico City for Mexico Olympic Games and had... More 

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Vordingborg, Denmark
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Okamoto Taro is one of the biggest names in Japanese art from the 60s and 70s. He is especially known for the giant Tower of the Sun from the 1970 Osaka Exhibition. His goal is nothing less than to create a modern mythology of postwar Japan. He touches upon shamanism, nuclear devastation and many other things in his sculptures, pictures... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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112 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Okamoto Taro was and is fairly famous in Japan, and this is a very nice museum. Just 21 minutes from Shinjuku on the Odakyu Line, plus a pleasant, 20-minute walk from the station. Nice cafeteria, cute gift shop, and really lovely location in a forest. They also hold other exhibits here - we saw a great one on Ultraman a... More 

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