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Traditional Kōgei in Everyday Life
The Museum’s National Treasure Collection: Ogata Kōrin’s Red and White Plum Blossoms


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Traditional Kōgei in Everyday Life

2017.12.16|Sat| - 2018.01.23|Tue|

Traditional kogei has developed against the background of Japan’s rich culture. Involving highly sophisticated…


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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.

Restaurants and Cafe


An organic café station designed by NMRL in the lobby on the first floor overlooking the Sea of Sagami was opened. In the tea garden, there are a casual restaurant “Hana-no-Chaya”, serving Japanese foods and sweets and also the soba restaurant “Soba no Bo”, which offers Kirishita-soba produced in Shinshu, Togakushi, Kurohime, and Yatsugatake.

Enjoy the Museum

Please enjoy our outstanding works of art and the cultural properties together with the Landscape.
MOA Museum of Art has an excellent location which is harmonious with the verdant surroundings. In the main building, there are galleries, museum shops, a restaurant, the Noh Theater, and the Golden Tearoom (replica). In the museum tea garden, we have several highlights such as the Ippaku-an Teahouse, Korin’s Residence (which was rebuilt based on the drawings by Ogata Korin), the Shotei Teahouse, and the gate Katagiri-mon.
Please enjoy a day leisurely in our museum with the beautiful seasonal scenery.

About Museum’s Collection


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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  • Artist

    By the priest Muso Soseki

  • Period

    Kamakura period, 14th century

Musō Soseki was born in Ise (present Mie prefecture), received instruction from Mugaku Sogen (the founder of E…


About our Activities


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)’.

About us

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.

School Programs

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.

Children’s Choir

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.

Kohrinka Club

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.