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ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture, Taito
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A hidden gem

The house and garden are pleasant and impressive and worth seeing. There are even views from the... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2019
JN65
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
A real treat

Really imposing and impressive sculptures of people and many of cats in a lovely setting of a... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
tes108
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Ube, Japan
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

I was not familiar with the sculpture/work of Asakura so this was enlightening for me. The work is quite diverse and impressive.It was more relevant being housed in his home. I especially liked his cat sculptures (finding more in Hakone). It wasn't busy when we visited so we could take our time to explore. The roof top garden and the mindfulness room overlooking the courtyard are very soothing. Lots of wood in the fabric of the building which is visually impressive.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Wendy119186363
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Not my forte, but LOVED the visit. Fascinating look at sculptures and period living conditions. Don't miss the video presentation!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

The museum is housed in the home of the artist which is styled in traditional Japanese houses hence become one of the attractions of the museum.

You can see many sculpture of Cats , dogs artist himself and cant really stop admiring them

However one can miss reference to style and little more details of the art if not being regular follower of type of art.

One who enjoys art or sculpture or Japanese style should visit this place. However not for too long.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MakkD
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Not just amazing sculpture! Located in actual residence of the sculptor who designed it himself. Beautiful courtyard and rooftop garden. Staff very professional and we got private tour. The house is a typical Japanese style home, very tranquil, in the heart of bustling Tokyo. A real gem!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Like many other visitors below, we stumbled on this gem unwarned. The sculptures are good but don’t go there for the art if you’re a knowledgeable westerner. I have visited a fair number of Japanese style dwellings as well as ex imperial ‘palaces’, but Asakura’s studio and home take top prize for me. This is the creation of someone who knew something about shape and space and beauty for every day. It is also highly unusual for a Japanese home as it is on three floors, topped by a roof garden. The latter was rather neglected when I went but you could imagine how stunning it could be. Attention to detail must have been painstaking and the use of ground shells and agate mixed with what looked like small straw for the walls I had never seen elsewhere. Lovely detail in the use of possibly wisteria vines to finish and accentuate some features unique to the house were also beautifully used. It is a great shame you cannot enjoy the garden by actually stepping into it. This is a space you need to amble through slowly, letting your eyes find and enjoy the wonderfully well crafted unique touches that for me define Asakura’s art. He was a good sculptor but what amazing architect and interior designer he might have been...

Date of experience: April 2018
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