The Shoto Museum of Art in Shibuya!
The video "Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo" (渋谷区立松濤美術館) was uploaded by "Shibuya Official Channel." It introduces the Shoto Museum of Art
Unlike most art museums, the Shoto Museum of Art is in itself a work of art, with the building incorporating many different ideas.
This video gives you a glimpse of the exterior and interior of the museum, as well as some of the exhibits, and gives you a good idea of what the Shoto Museum of Art is like.
About the Shoto Museum of Art in Shibuya
The Shoto Museum of Art is located in Shoto, Shibuya, Tokyo, which is a high-end residential area. It was built in 1981 as a place for Shibuya residents to deepen their knowledge of art and interact with the pieces.
The interior and exterior of the museum, designed by Shirai Seiichi, are different from ordinary museums.
Despite the constraints of being a "place of relaxation for the residents of the city" and "an art museum in a residential area," he has created an art museum with an original design and a distinctive landscape.
As shown at 1:46 in the video, the Shoto Museum of Art periodically holds the "Shoto Museum of Art Exhibition of Works by the General Public." All of the artworks, including both Japanese and Western paintings, are by Shibuya residents.
In 2020, there were 126 entries, 60 of which were accepted, and 13 receiving awards.
Highlights of the Shoto Museum of Art
There are many things to see at the Shoto Museum of Art, including its beautiful interior and exhibits.
The exterior wall, introduced at 0:32 in the video, is made of a type of red granite, a material that Shirai Seiichi himself procured in Korea.
The museum's exterior walls are uniquely designed with hand washing facilities and peepholes.
The lighting at the entrance ceiling is also unique and offers a magical view.
A double-sided glass is also used, which gives a glossy effect and creates a beautiful scenery.
The central atrium, introduced at 1:15 in the video, is a spot where you can relax and enjoy the fountain and the view of the sky while looking up at the sky.
There is also a bridge at the top of the central atrium.
Another highlight is "Relief," which consists of a design combining various musical instruments. It can be seen at 1:38 in the video.
On the second floor, in the elevator hall, visitors can see sofas and mirrors coordinated by Shirai Seiichi.
Other highlights of the museum include Salon Musee, the "Special Show-Room," where visitors can view beautiful exhibits, the Elevator Hall on the second basement floor where models of the museum are displayed, and the Multi-Purpose Hall, where lectures, art classes, and mini concerts are held.
The video introduces several of the exhibits of the Shoto Museum of Art, and starting at 4:45, you can see Murata Katsushiro's "Brothers with Green Pheasants."
Admission Fee and Access
The admission fee varies by exhibition, so be sure to check out the official website for the Shoto Museum of Art.
Opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm. (8 pm on Fridays)
The museum is closed on Mondays, national holidays, the day after a national holiday, and New Year's holidays.
To access the museum by train, get off at Shinsen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line and walk 5 minutes, or by bus, get off at the Shoto Museum entrance of the Hachiko Bus and walk 2 minutes.
Summary of the Shoto Museum of Art
"Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo," uploaded by "Shibuya Official Channel," introduces the attractions of the Shoto Museum of Art designed by Shirai Seiichi.
The Shoto Museum of Art is a luxurious facility that holds exhibitions and events.
It also offers museum training for those looking to become curators.
If this article piqued your interest, go visit the Shoto Museum of Art in Shibuya and see the beauty of the building as well as the artworks on display!
There are several museums near the Shoto Art Museum in Shibuya Ward, including the Toguri Museum of Art and Nihon Mingeikan, so be sure to check them out as well!
【Address】2-14-14 Shoto, Shibuya. Tokyo 150-0046
【Access】Get off at Shinsen Station on the Keio Inokashira Line and walk 5 minutes, or by bus, get off at the Shoto Museum entrance of the Hachiko Bus and walk 2 minutes.
【Admission fee】Varies by exhibition
【Hours】 10 am to 6 pm
【Closures】 Mondays, national holidays and year end and New Year’s holidays
【Parking】None, but there is a parking for bikes
【Official Website】Shoto Museum of Art
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