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Taro Okamoto Museum of Art

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Address: 7-1-5 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Vivid collections of Taro Okamoto's painting and sculptures

The museum is located at the beautiful Ikuta Ryokuchi Park. It is few minutes walk from the park entrance. Though the art collections are not that much but fans of Okamoto will... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The museum is located at the beautiful Ikuta Ryokuchi Park. It is few minutes walk from the park entrance. Though the art collections are not that much but fans of Okamoto will enjoy visiting it. The famous "Tower of the Mother" is located there too. After visiting the museum, you may buy souvenirs and take a break at the cafe... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

It was great to finally see more of this Japanese artist, whose work I first came into contact with in university. I didn't remember him until I saw his work again, though, and it was great to see more of it and learn about his life at the museum.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

21 minutes Odakyu express train ride(Shinjuku to Mukougaoka Yuen around US$2) and 19 minutes walking toward south leads you there. Mr Taro Okamoto is very famous among Janapese for his making funny face tower for 1970 Osaka EXPO. His another famous masterpiece ''Tomorrow's Myth'' wall painting originally made for a hotel in Mexico City for Mexico Olympic Games and had... More 

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Vordingborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

Okamoto Taro is one of the biggest names in Japanese art from the 60s and 70s. He is especially known for the giant Tower of the Sun from the 1970 Osaka Exhibition. His goal is nothing less than to create a modern mythology of postwar Japan. He touches upon shamanism, nuclear devastation and many other things in his sculptures, pictures... More 

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