Utamaro and the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e
2018.08.31|Fri| - 2018.09.30|Sun| Thematic exhibition from the Qing dynasty
2018.09.22|Sat| Japanese Dance Performance, “Tokiwazu” and Tsuki-no-michi Torchlight Noh Play with hayashi (orchestra of Japanese traditional music)
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|Utamaro and the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e|
|Thematic exhibition from the Qing dynasty|
|~ Japanese Dance Performance, “Tokiwazu” and Tsuki-no-michi Torchlight Noh Play with hayashi (orchestra of Japanese traditional music)|
|Nobunaga and Quattro Ragazzi: Hopes and Illusions of Momoyama Renaissance – Europe through the eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and the Tensho Embassy|
|Hiroshi Sugimoto Quattro Ragazzi|
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Utamaro and the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e
2018.08.31|Fri| - 2018.10.02|Tue|
Thematic exhibition from the Qing dynast Highlights 1.Golden age of Ukiyoe—masterpieces …
MOA Museum of Art reopened on February 5, 2017, after renovation. The lobby area, exhibition galleries, museum shop, and café station are designed by New Material Research Laboratory (NMRL), which led by world-renowned contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and architect Tomoyuki Sakakida. Contrary to its name, NMRL is focused on researching materials and techniques used in ancient, medieval, and early modern times, and finding ways to incorporate them in contemporary architecture to pass down to the future. They are exploring a myriad of possibilities to design incredible spaces for the MOA Museum of Art.
About the Renovation
The ultimate goal is the expression of space that best brings out the beauty of art objects.
New Material Research Laboratory (NMRL)
New Material Research Laboratory (NMRL) by world-renowned contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and architect Tomoyuki Sakakida.
Special Talk: Hiroshi Sugimoto & Tokugo Uchida on the glamour of the renovated MOA Museum of Art
Hiroshi Sugimoto (Contemporary Artist) and Tokugo Uchida (Executive Director of MOA Museum of Art and Hakone M…
There are a variety of venues in the Museum where you can stop over for an enjoyable break or meal. Enjoy organic coffee in a relaxing cafeteria space with plenty of natural light and beautiful view over Sagami Bay at the café. Take to the Tea Garden and find Hana-no-Chaya, which serves Japanese-style meals and sweets, the teahouse Ippaku-an for a bowl of matcha and seasonal Japanese sweets, or savor authentic soba buckwheat noodles at Nijo-shinmachi Sobanobou. Each place offers their specialty menus that bring delight to your break moment.
Ice cream from Oomi Izu Dairy Farm
Stop by at the café, where home-roasted organic coffee awaits you for a moment of relaxation. It is situated on the first floor by the large glass window, which commands a sweeping view over Sagami Bay.
Café Restaurant “Au Mirador”
The restaurant serves delightful food that can be made only in Atami, prepared with a fusion of traditional French and Japanese culinary techniques.
Japanese-style Cuisine & Sweets “Hana-no-chaya”
Guests can readily enjoy our seasonal Japanese-style lunch and Japanese-style sweets(dessert) at Hana-no-chaya in the refined atmosphere of the tea garden.
You can enjoy our excellent coffee in The Café situated in the main lobby overlooking the Sagami Bay.
Welcomes guests by serving healthy and tasty Matcha green tea and Sentcha green tea with our selected Japanese-style sweets.
Guests can enjoy our authentic hand-made Kirishita soba made from good quality buckwheat grown in the Togakushi Region in Nagano Prefecture.
Taking in the charms of the tea garden throughout the changing seasons; experiencing traditional Japanese culture in the reconstruction of Ogata Korin’s Residence; browsing in the museum shop; taking a break for lunch or tea in one of the cafes. There are so many ways to enjoy your day at MOA Museum of Art.
MOA Museum of Art is located on a beautiful hilltop at 250m above sea level, overlooking the splendid view of the Sagami Bay. The Museum is set in a vast extent landscape garden of 236,400㎡, and visitors can enjoy the beauty of abundant nature of each season.
Japanese Culture Experience
We offer a variety of authentic Japanese culture experience programs at “Korin’s Residence (reconstructed)” that Kimono Dressing Experience Program, casual tea ceremony experience program and ikebana flower arrangement experience program.
The museum shop was also renovated and furnished with display tables and shelves of NMRL’ S signature design. The shop introduce offer a wide selection of goods including products specially created for the museum and limited items of value crafted by professional artists.
The collection of the museum is presently composed of approximately 3,500 works of art that include three national treasures, Ogata Korin’s Red and White Plum Blossoms screens which has been recognized as one of Korin’s most famous works, Nonomura Ninsei’s Tea-leaf Jar with perfectly composed wisteria design, the Calligraphy Album “Tekagami Kanboku-jo” which is considered to be one of the three great ancient calligraphy albums containing outstanding works from Nara to Muromachi period, as well as 66 important cultural properties.
The collection spans widely over paintings, calligraphy, crafts and sculptures. These outstanding works are well preserved and indispensable to tell the art history of Japan and it is one of the special features of the collection.
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Important Cultural Property
Standing Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara)
China, Sui dynasty, 6th century
This small gilt bronze statue represents a slender and baby-faced Kannon wearing a crown decorated with the st…
MOA Museum of Art is promoting a wide range of art ‘aesthetic education’ activities which not only include art exhibitions but also ‘the Children’s Art Exhibition’, ‘the Smile Children Choir’, ‘the School Programs’ and ‘Kohrinka Club (flower arrangement class)’.
MOA Museum of Art provides visitors exhibitions of outstanding works of art centered on Japanese Art and introduces Japanese culture through promoting various cultural events including Noh performance and cha-no-yu tea ceremony.
Children’s Art Exhibition
Encouraging children to develop and express their creativity, MOA Museum of Art has been holding the Children’s Art Exhibition in over 400 venues and receiving more than 450,000 entrees from inside and outside the country every year.
MOA Museum of Art offers art education programs in elementary and Junior high school art classroom to support the practice of the government curriculum guidelines.
Having MOA Museum of Art as its home ground, MOA Children’s Choir has been exhibiting activities to foster a wide range of emotions and sensitivity in children through singing and enjoy traditional culture.
Based on the founder of the museum, Mokichi Okada’s desire, we are conducting “MOA Kohrinka Club” as ikebana class and “Flower Salon” to enjoy arranging flower in the simple container in our daily lives.
Museum Members’ Club & Contribution
Our activities and enterprises to promote Japanese traditional culture including the Children’s Art Exhibition are supported by the Members’ Club membership dues and your kind contribution.
Introduction to our activities
Introduced here are the activities we have been doing including Tohoku Earthquake support activity and aesthetic education activity.
Hakone Museum of Art (our sister museum)
Hakone Museum of Art, located in Gora, was founded in 1952 as the first museum in Hakone and visitors can also enjoy its garden with the beautiful seasonal flowers.