About us


Enjoy our national treasures that have long been loved by all generations at the newly renovated MOA Museum of Art!

It has been 33 years since MOA Museum of Art was established in 1982, and we are currently carrying out refurbishment construction to renovate the exhibition space and museum facilities.
The renovation of its lobby area and exhibition galleries are being provided by New Material Research Laboratory, led by world-renowned contemporary artist
Hiroshi Sugimoto and architect Tomoyuki Sakakida.

Contrary to its name, New Material Research Laboratory is focused on researching materials and techniques used in ancient, medieval, and early modern times, and finding ways to incorporate them in contemporary architecture and pass them down to the future. They will be exploring a myriad of possibilities to design incredible spaces for the MOA Museum of Art.

The concepts of MOA Museum of Art are as follows:

The Fundamental Plans of the Museum

  1. We shall aim to become a museum transmitting information of Japanese Art.
  2. We shall promote the development of tourism, art and crafts.
  3. Having a cooperative partnership with the administrative body , we shall aim to be a museum that has “new public nature”
  4. Working together with Atami City and the surrounding cities and towns, we shall aim to be a museum that can contribute to create “an international tourist and cultural city” where healthy and emotional minds grow, and to be a regional exchange type of museum beloved by people.
  5. In cooperation with schools, we shall aggressively strive to promote cultivation of aesthetic sensibility.
  6. We shall aim to be a museum which can give feeling of happiness to visitors, and receives high marks for customer satisfaction.
  7. In order to receive support for the above mentioned activities from as many people as possible, we shall strive to spread MOA Museum of Art Member’s Club and establish donation system.

Based on these fundamental plans, we have been working on promoting mental and physical well-being of people through “enjoying beauty”, creating individuals and families filled with beauty, and furthermore creating a town or a community where people understand each other.
As a revolutionary approach to solve the problems in modern society, we have upheld “aesthetic education” and have been carrying out various activities for children, students and school teachers to deepen their understanding about art.
Also, wishing for development of Japanese paintings and Japanese traditional crafts, we have established the Mokichi Okada Award and have been pouring our energy into training artists.
Please enjoy a day appreciating our outstanding exhibitions together with the seasonal flowers and trees such as plum and cherry blossoms, and maple trees in our garden.


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 program’ and ‘Kohrinka Club (flower arrangement)’.


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


ntroduced 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.