Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo2.0
The Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo was established in 1977 to commemorate Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974), a Japanese artist renowned for her charming paintings and illustrations of flowers and children, which appeared widely not only in picture books, but also in illustrated magazines, textbooks, novels, calendars, and elsewhere beginning in the late 1950s. The Museum, financed through donations and royalties from Chihiro’s artwork, was built on the site where Chihiro lived and worked from 1952 until her death in 1974.
At the Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo, visitors can enjoy viewing the art of Chihiro Iwasaki while relaxing on her favorite sofa, which is now open to the public. Exhibitions are organized according to various themes and are rotated every two months for visitors’ enjoyment and to protect and conserve the delicate artwork.
In addition to exhibitions featuring selections from the Chihiro Iwasaki Collection and International Collection, the Museum features shows of various art genres for visitors of all ages. The artist’s atelier has also been restored and now accurately conveys the appearance it assumed when Chihiro worked there. In “Chihiro’s Garden” you will be greeted by the same flowers and plants that Chihiro loved and tended to in her own garden. The Museum’s Multipurpose Exhibit Hall hosts a variety of entertaining programs and events, including workshops, lectures, movie screenings, and even music concerts.
- a 7-min walk from Kami-igusa Sta. on Seibu-Shinjuku Line
- take a Seibu bus (#14) from Ogikubo Sta. on JR Chuo Line, and get off at Kami-igusa Sta.(Kamiigusa-eki Iriguchi) stop. A 5-min walk from the stop.
Hours : 10am – 5pm (final admission 16：30)
Closed : Mondays
Adults: JPY 1000/ High school students and younger: Free
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 25.7km) Google Transit