This is an alternative-history MoMA, one consisting mostly of Japanese art from the turn of the 20th century onwards. Noteworthy features of the permanent collection are portraits by early Japanese modernist Ryusei Kishida and wartime paintings. The 1969 building, designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi (father of architect Yoshio Taniguchi) was renovated in 2001. Its location next to the moat and walls of the Imperial Palace makes it a prime stop for viewing springtime cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. Nearby is the Crafts Gallery, an impressive 1910 European-style brick building, once the base for the legions of guards who patrolled the Imperial Palace.
|Venue name:||The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo||Contact:|
3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-5pm (Fri, Sat until 8pm) / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|
|Transport:||Takebashi Station (Tozai line), exit 1b|