Yayoi Museum

Museum in The Ueno, Yanaka area

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Takumi Kano founded the Yayoi Museum on June 1, 1984. In 1929, when Kano was nine years old, he came across a picture entitled "Goodbye to my hometown!" by Kasho Takabatake, an illustrator who work had caught the spirit of the time. This experience made a deep impression on Kano. In Spring 1965, 36 years after Kano saw the picture, he found an article in a magazine from which he discovered that Kasho had lived at Airoh-en, a retirement home in Akashi-city. Kano wrote a letter to Kasyo about his impressions of Kasho's pictures. With this their relationship started. Kano made a room for Kasho in his own house, which Kasho had already visited many times.

Kasho passed away at 78 years old. After obtaining the copyrights to Kasho's work, Kano founded the Yayoi Museum in order to exhibit the Kasho collection.

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Has a shopNo parkingHas a restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreNot accessible to disabled persons

Home Page

http://www.yayoi-yumeji-museum.jp/ (Japanese)

Permanent Artists/Collection

Takabatake Kasho

Opening hours

From 10:30 to 16:30
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays
Note:Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Adults ¥1000, University and High School Students ¥900, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥500.


Address: 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
Phone: 03-5689-0462

7 minute walk from exit 1 at Nezu Station on the Chiyoda line, 7 minute walk from exit 1 at Todaimae Station on the Namboku line.

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