Male Sculpture Primarily from the Museum Collection

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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[Image: Ogiwara Morie, Priest Mongaku, 1908 Photography by Otani Ichiro]

Ends Today

*Because of the state-of-emergency declaration, our museum will be closed at 5:00 PM also on Fridays and Saturdays from January 15, 2021 until further notice.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo presents sculptures depicting the male figure created in Japan between the early years of the 20th century and the 1940s, thematically divided into three areas. In the wide space to the right are a group of strapping, muscular “strong men.” Beyond these are mainly portrait sculptures of what can aptly be described as “intelligent men.” In the final room are sculptures of primarily elderly “weak men.” Each area also features paintings that portray men in a similar light.



from November 25, 2020 to February 23, 2021
Open on January 11. Closed on December 28 to January 1 and January 12.


Adults ¥500; University Students ¥250; High School Students and Under, Seniors 65 & Over, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Closed on the new year holidays and during changing exhibitions. On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.


Address: 3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322
Phone: 03-5777-8600

3 minute walk from exit 1b at Takebashi Station on the Tozai line, 11 minute walk from exit 4 at Kudanshita Station on the Hanzomon and Tozai lines.

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