Since it first opened in 1961, the Suntory Museum of Art has operated with the principle of "Art in Life." The esteemed, stylish, and inviting museum designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma fuses Japanese tradition and modernity, connecting the world to its vital collection of significant Japanese art. The museum encourages visitors to enjoy the best of Japanese art through stunning exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, glassware, dyeing, and weaving. Facilities on-site, such as the “shop x cafe” and the Gencho-an tea room round out the experience.
Sep. 30 2020 - Nov. 29 2020
This exhibition provides guidance for the newcomer to Japanese art, who may feel puzzled over what to appreciate and how. It explores one aspect of what makes Japanese art so fascinating, offering insights textbooks do not teach.
13th century (Kamakura period)
Second half of the 18th century - 19th century (Edo period)
2nd half of the 17th century (Edo period)
Early 17th century (Momoyama period)
18th century (Edo Period)
*The museum focuses on special, thematic exhibitions and does not have a permanent exhibition space.
Suntory Museum of Art
Sunday to Thursday (excluding Tuesday): 10:00–18:00
Friday and Saturday: 10:00–20:00
Last admission 30 minutes before closure
Hours subject to change
Closed: Tuesdays, during exhibit replacement periods, and New Year’s holiday
Tuesday and during exhibit preparation periods: 11:00–18:00
Both the shop and cafe are open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday
Closed: Tuesdays and during preparation periods, and New Year’s holiday. Please check the Suntory
Museum of Art website for details.