The Setagaya Art Museum


Address: 1-2 Kinuta-koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo , JP
Phone: +81 03 3415 6011

Shozo Uchii, who designed the Setagaya Art Museum, was intent upon creating a structure in harmony with its natural surroundings. The result, which calls Frank Lloyd Wright to mind, incorporates a wave pattern common to Japanese art and design, including some of the many examples inside. The museum has shown works dating back to the prehistoric era, but the permanent collection skews modern, with a heavy focus on photography and naive art. After an extensive eight-month renovation, the museum reopened in March of 2012. A month later, it unveiled one of its major summer shows, a retrospective of Japanese printmaker Tetsuro Komai.