Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels
Museum in The Kanto: others area
The Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels was constructed with a single goal in mind: to ensure that anyone, at any time, could see the Hiroshima Panels created by the husband and wife team of Iri and Toshi Maruki simply by coming to the museum.
Iri and Toshi were eyewitnesses to the atomic aftermath of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and they began collaborating on their signature work, the Hiroshima Panels, in the late 1940’s while information on the nuclear bombings was still tightly restricted by the Press Code enforced by US-led Occupation forces. The Marukis spent many years, during the Occupation and in the decade thereafter, traveling and exhibiting their nuclear works in a variety of temporary settings (civic centers, temples, and school gymnasiums, for example) before establishing their own museum to house the Hiroshima Panels. In addition to their nuclear-related works, the Marukis continued to collaborate over the course of their careers on an array of artworks dealing more broadly with war, environmental pollution, and other situations in which human beings were harming other humans.
The Gallery seeks to carry on Toshi and Iri’s legacy of activism and advocacy while introducing visitors to the Marukis’ artistic works. The museum is surrounded by the bountiful nature of the Hiki Hills and washed in the soothing sounds of the Toki River. We hope that, in this restorative environment, you are able to forget for a while the passage of time and immerse yourself in the world of the Marukis’ artistic vision. May you find yourself both moved and inspired.
Current or Upcoming Events
Katsumi Sunamori Exhibition
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Iri Maruki, Toshi Maruki
From 9:30 to 16:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open 9:00-17:00 in March-November. Closed during the New Year holidays.
Adults ¥900, High and Junior High School Students or Under 18s ¥600, Elementary School Students ¥400, Seniors over 60 ¥800
Address: 1401 Shimokarako, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama 355-0076
Phone: 0493-22-3266 Fax: 0493-24-8371
12 minutes by taxi from the South exit of Shinrin-koen Station on the Tobu Tojo line; From the East exit of Higashi-Matsuyama Station on the Tobu Tojo line, take the bus and get off at Maruki Bijutsukan Higashi. The venue is 2 minute walk from there.