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Asakura Museum of Sculpture, Taito

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ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture was once a studio and residence of ASAKURA Fumio (1883-1964), a leading sculptor of modern Japan. The building is now open to the public as a museum exhibiting the collection of ASAKURA's sculptures. Visitors can enjoy...more
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7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 11 August 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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 3 August 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 22 May 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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MakkD
Reviewed 26 April 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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ramandariley
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this home, and seeing the architectural style. Both the building and the artwork within it worth the visit. In particular the water garden in the courtyard of the house is very beautiful. The sculptures themselves are also interesting, in a naturalistic style....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This Area was beautiful to walk around. And this museum was amazing to see inside. If you want to see the originality of Japanese Architect, Then you won't regret. No picture inside. You should take off your shoes. Dadami room ( Traditional room ) was...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank directorYoung
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I just loved this museum which is an extended and lovingly restored old house. The story of the man behind the sculptures and the house is Asakura and I thought he was so so interested. His art and passion has left a lasting impression. Mind...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MossN
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Asakura museum of sculpture is located in the old district of Yanaka which survived WWII. It showcases some of the works of Fumio Asakura in his house and workshop. There were two main rooms filled with statues, one depicting people and the other cats....More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Julian T
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I passed by it many times on my way to/from my friend’s place, but it was always out of the opening hours. However, one day we happened to come by, when the gate was open. As we didn’t have much time to spare, we only...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
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the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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