Kengo Kuma: The Birth of an Art Space Connected to Nature − Transcendent Architecture in Stone and Wood

Kadokawa Culture Museum

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An architecture of extraordinary form has been born within the area of Musashino and Tokorozawa. It is the Kadokawa Culture Museum, which presents a new image of the museum of our time as a place where the library, art museum, and natural history museum are integrated within a single multifunctional complex. This exhibition to commemorate the completion of the museum features Kengo Kuma, the designer of the museum and one of the most highly renowned architects in the world.
Of the buildings that he has designed throughout the world, the ones attracting the greatest attention at this moment may be the National Stadium and the Kadokawa Culture Museum. In the case of the National Stadium, Japan’s holy ground for the playing of sports, Kuma’s abundant use of wood as a symbolic material has produced a structure that harmonizes with its surroundings. The Kadokawa Culture Museum, on the other hand, with its exterior walls clad with 20,000 granite plates, is an architecture that seems to have risen up from the Earth itself. This exhibition introduces the beauty of Kuma’s architecture by focusing on these two groundbreaking structures built with stone and wood, two of the most familiar and most contrasting materials known to humans.



from August 01, 2020 to October 15, 2020
By appointment only. (Please visit official website for the details.)


Kengo Kuma


Adults ¥1600, High School and Junior High School Students ¥1000, Elementary School Students ¥700, Preschool Children Free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 21:00, saturdays closing at 21:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:Open on public holiday Tuesday.


Address: 3-13-3 Higashi Tokorozawa Wada, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama 359-0023
Phone: 0570-017-396

10 minute walk from Higashi-Tokorozawa Station on the JR Musashino line.

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