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Yamatane Museum of Art

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This museum is a hidden jewel tucked away on a street leading from Ebisu to Roppongi Dori. It... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Tokyo, Japan
fascinating exhibition

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

Reviewed 15 April 2017
john h
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...more
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3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya 150-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This museum is a hidden jewel tucked away on a street leading from Ebisu to Roppongi Dori. It features Nihonga or modern Japanese art, in which Japanese artists used natural paints extracted from stones and returned to their natural roots: mostly paintings of nature. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank warrenD190
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Sylviapereira
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank john h
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

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank warrenD190
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

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Prepcook
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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Keizo
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank warrenD190
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank LouCaRomania
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank PavoCristatus
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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank kei662014
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yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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