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Yamatane Museum of Art

3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya 150-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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Private collection of Sakura Viewing ( art) by famous Japanese artists through out dufferent eras... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Sylviapereira
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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fascinating exhibition

The gallery was staging an exhibition of masterpieces from past to present. It was undoubtedly... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
johnehall2529
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Yamatane Museum of Art was founded in 1966 by Taneji Yamazaki who has donated his numerous collection of Japanese art. The ex-chairman of the Yamatane Art Foundation, Tomiji Yamazaki collected 105 works of Hayami Gyoshu known as one of the most respected Japanese artists among scholars and collectors. The Museum displays 5 to 6 exhibitions throughout the year by selecting paintings according to the respective topics. The collection mainly focuses on Kindai Nihonga (Modern Japanese paintings after Meiji era). The Museum also has collections of oil paintings, Ukiyoe, and Ancient Japanese Calligraphy. The wide variety and the level of the collection has a very high reputation among experts in Japan.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya 150-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Private collection of Sakura Viewing ( art) by famous Japanese artists through out dufferent eras. This was a special exhibition to coincide with Sakura season. I enjoyed all the paintings and i noticed the changes in techniques( painting).Has a comfy cafe with sakura sweets/cakes and...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The gallery was staging an exhibition of masterpieces from past to present. It was undoubtedly unique fro our perspective.

1  Thank johnehall2529
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This museum is dedicated to Nihonga Art, modern Japanese art that IMHO is competitive on the world stage. When Japanese returned to their roots, artistic scenes often of nature, and used paints extracted from stones, they produced works of incredible beauty. I have visited this...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a small museum devoted solely to Japanese Nihonga art in which you can find a respite from city crowds for an hour or so. The entire museum is on the lower level once you enter the lobby and consists of two rooms. Scrolls...More

3  Thank Prepcook
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is my second visit. I visited their previous old location once. The building looks newer and inside is spacious and has appropriate lighting to display Japanese style paintings. It is located a little bit far from Shibuya(20 minutes walk) and Ebisu(10 minutes) JR stations...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like Nihonga Art, this is a special place, intimate. When the Japanese stopped mimicking French impressionism and returned to their roots in Nihonga, often with scenes of nature and using paints extracted from stones, they created art of world class stature. Worth a...More

Thank warren D
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Sep 2016 they have a special exhibition with 6 masters of Ukiyoe (whatever this might mean). Great they give you a summary in English- which highlights and explains main works- very useful.

1  Thank LouCaRomania
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This place exhibits top notch Japanese paintings, and especially "nihonga". Exhibition takes about 1-2 hours to visit, and there's a nice sweet shop in the main entrance hall.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

I sometimes to visit Yamatane-gallery to buy good Japanese traditional pictures(ex Uemura-Shoukou )because of the souvenir to trip abroad, of course those are good for chips for house keepers or door man. We enjoy Japanese tea and traditional cakes in that gallery. Mondays are closed...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

The watercolor paintings you can see here are first rate. I really enjoyed the paintings. Vivid colors, easy on the eyes, with a high level of artistic merit. It's in an office building so its kind of hard to spot from the street, but once...More

1  Thank AlexanderCampy
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recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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