The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the oldest museums of contemporary art in Japan and one of Tokyo's most unique spaces for art. The building was completed in 1938 as a private home designed by Jim Watanabe, making it a rare example of early Showa period architecture.
Converted to a museum in 1979, the museum showcases the latest developments in art, design, architecture, music and dance. The permanent collection includes many greats of Japanese and international contemporary art including Alexander Calder, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Yasumasa Morimura, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andy Warhol. The museum has a cafe flowing out onto a delightful garden which creates dishes specially repaired to match the theme of the exhibition.
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Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo In Ocula Magazine