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Finnish Lifestyle. Design Illuminates Everyday Life.

Takamatsu Art Museum


Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto, Kaj Franck, Saara Hopea, Timo Sarpaneva, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala, Birger Kaipiainen, Fujiwo Ishimoto, Oiva Toikka et al.
Surrounded by lakes and forests, and Finnish designers have been emphasizing harmony with nature since the beginning of the 20th century. This was even before the concept of symbiosis between humans and nature became widely recognized.They aim to improve people's lives by incorporating light and flexibility in their designs to adapt to different weather conditions.

This exhibition features master designers such as Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), Aino Aalto (1894-1949), Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999), and Kaj Franck (1911-1989), as well as Oiva Toikka (1931-2019), Fujiwo Ishimoto (1941-), and other recent designers. A total of 750 pieces of furniture, ceramics, glass, tableware, and textiles that reflect Finnish design will be introduced. Also on display are a variety of Finnish designs that were developed in Japan, as well as Finnish handcrafts such as hinemeli and birch work, sauna culture, and other aspects of Finnish life that have inspired outstanding designs.

Venue: 2F Exhibition Hall

[Related Events]
1. Commemorative Talk "Memories of Finland"
Speakers: Fujiwo Ishimoto (textile designer, ceramic artist), Chirima Hirai (Scope representative)
Date: April 15 (Sat) 15:00-16:30
Venue: 1F Auditorium
Capacity: First 70 people (reservation required)
Fee: Free
*Also live on social media.
2. Commemorative Lecture "Finns Learning Japanese, Japan from Finland's Perspective"
Lecturer: Yukako Uemura (specially appointed associate professor at Kagawa University and director of the Kagawa-Finland Society)
Date: May 20 (Sat) 13:30-15:00
Venue: 1F Auditorium
Capacity: First 70 people (no reservation required)
Fee: Free
*Also live on social media.
3. Gallery Talk
Speakers: Curator, Museum volunteer civi members
Curator talk: April 16 (Sun) 14:30-
Volunteer civi talk: 14:00- on Sundays during the exhibition period (excluding April 16)
Venue: 2F Exhibition Hall
Fee: Free (Admission ticket required, no reservation required)
4. Children's Appreciation Program
Date: May 6 (Sat) 10:30-11:30
Venue: 2F Exhibition Hall
Target: Elementary school students and younger (Preschool children must be accompanied by a guardian.)
Capacity: About 10 people (no pre-registration required)
Fee: Free (Admission ticket required for companions)
5. Nordic Walking fo Beginners
Lecturer: Hitomi Kiuchi (Japan Nordic Fitness Association instructor, Kagawa-Finland Society member)
Date: May 27 (Sat) 10:00-11:30
Meeting Place: Near the north exit of Takamatsu City Central Park (Takamatsu City Hall side)
Target: Elementary school students and above, beginners
Capacity: 10 people (application required, lottery)
Fee: ¥800
*Please check the official website for event details and how to apply.


Apr 15 (Sat) 2023-Jun 11 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Until 19:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays.
FeeAdults ¥1200; University Students ¥600; High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates free.
VenueTakamatsu Art Museum
Location10-4 Konyamachi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa 760-0027
Access10 minute walk from Kataharamachi Station on the Kotohira and Nagao lines, 15 minute walk from the South exit of Takamatsu Station on the JR Yosan and Kotoku lines.
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