Arata Isozaki at the Kankai Pavilion

Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)

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[Image: Exterior view of Kankai Pavilion Photo: Sadamu Saito]

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The sharp angular shapes and unifying shades of black of its buildings are what characterizes Hara Museum ARC. The museum is happy to announce an exhibition by the architect who designed them – Arata Isozaki. Isozaki stands out as one of Japan’s foremost architects and a designer of many museums in Japan and abroad. 2019 has been a milestone year for Isozaki. Not only because it is the year of his 88th birthday, a very auspicious age in Japan, but also because of his receipt of the Pritzker Prize, commonly known as the “Nobel Prize for architecture.”

To celebrate these notable events, three special exhibitions have been planned for 2019 and 2020 at three Japanese museums that are part of Isozaki’s architectural legacy: Hara Museum ARC, Art Tower Mito and the Nagi-cho Museum of Contemporary Art. Each show, supervised by Isozaki himself, will be unique, yet share the same theme: milestones in the career of a master architect. Kicking off this endeavor will be the Kankai Pavilion where Isozaki will trace his relationship with the Hara Museum through various projects completed over the years, including the buildings at Hara Museum ARC and the Uji-An, a teahouse (built in 1991 adjacent to the Hara Museum in Tokyo).



from September 13, 2019 to October 23, 2019


Arata Isozaki


Adults ¥1100, University and High School Students ¥700, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥500. Please see the museum website for more information.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 16:30
Note:Closed on Thursdays (except national holidays and in August), and during exhibit changeovers and the New Year holidays. May close in case of bad weather.


Address: Ikaho Green Bokujo, 2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma-ken 377-0027
Phone: 0279-24-6585 Fax: 0279-24-0449

By train: Take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki, change to the Joetsu Line, and disembark at Shibukawa. From Shibukawa, ARC is 10 minutes by taxi or 15 minutes by bus (Ikaho Onsen bus to Green Bokujo Mae)

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