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Setagaya Art Museum Annex

Mukai Junkichi Annex

 After the painter Mukai Junkichi(1901-1995) remodeled his beloved studio-cum-residence into a museum, the artist donated some 660 of his oil paintings and drawings to Setagaya Ward. The building was opened as a museum annex in July 1993. Visitors can retrace the steps of the artist who depicted Japanese folk dwellings while gazing at the lush garden overgrown with a variety of vegetation.


◆Announcing the Reopening of the Museum on Tue. June 2◆


The Setagaya Art Museum and its annexes, which have been closed since March 31, will reopen on June 2 after implementing measures to avoid the spread and proliferation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).On the occasion of the museum’s reopening, we would like to ask for your kind cooperation and understanding.

Request to Visitors

◆Entry will be limited only to those who are making use of the museum.

◆Request to Those Entering the Museum
*Please wear a mask when entering the museum.
*Before entering the building, please allow us to take your temperature. Those who are determined to have a fever will be asked to refrain from entering the museum.
Please use disinfectant or soap to wash your hands. (All of the museum’s restrooms are equipped with medicated soap, and disinfectants can be found in various places throughout the building.)
Please maintain an appropriate distance from other visitors in the galleries and elsewhere in the museum.
Please also maintain an appropriate distance from other visitors when sitting on the sofas.
Please refrain from talking in the galleries.
Please avoid touching the walls and display cases in the galleries.
To avoid congestion in the galleries, it will be necessary to limit the number of visitors. We would like to kindly ask for your understanding.

◆To greatly suppress the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the following measures:
*Disinfectants have been placed in the entrance hall and other places around the museum, and all of the restrooms have been equipped with medicated soap to ensure visitors’ safety and improve hygiene control.
*Places such as the handrails, sofas, lavatories, and elevators, which are touched by a large number of visitors, have been strongly disinfected.
*The museum staff will provide guidance while wearing a mask.
*To prevent against droplet infection, partitions have been erected in the museum shop and other places, where the staff comes into direct contact with visitors.
*To avoid congestion in the galleries, only a fixed number of visitors will be allowed to enter at one time.

◆We would like to kindly ask that those with the following conditions refrain from entering the museum:
1. Visitors with a fever, cold or symptoms such as loss of taste or smell. (Note: Those who display cold-like symptoms, such as a violent cough, in the galleries may be asked to leave the museum.)
2. Visitors who may have come into contact with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients either at home, in the workplace or at school, or with suspects that they themselves may be infected with the virus.
3. Visitors who are in poor physical condition.
4. Visitors who are not wearing a mask.

◆Please refrain from visiting the museum with a group, for the time being.






General Information

Hours: 10:00-18:00 (last admission: 17:30)
Closed: Mondays (except on national holidays, when the museum
will be closed the following day), while exhibitions are being
changed, and during the New Year's holidays (Dec. 29-Jan. 3).

Admission
Adults: ¥200 (¥160)
High school and university students: ¥150 (¥120)
Senior citizens (65 and over): ¥100 (¥80)
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥100 (¥80)
Visitors with disabilities: ¥100 (¥80)

* Prices in parenthesis denote admission for groups of 20 or more.
* University students, senior citizens, and visitors with disabilities are kindly asked to present an ID card.
* Students with disabilities (through university) will be admitted free.
* One attendant for each person with a disability will be admitted free.
* Elementary and junior high school students will be admitted free on weekends, national holidays, and during the summer holidays.
* Holders of Setagaya Arts Cards are eligible for a discount (valid only for Setagaya citizens; for more information in Japanese, see: www.setagaya-bunka.jp/artscard.)





Access

 

Adress: 2-5-1 Tsurumaki, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0016
Tel: 03-5450-9581

・10 min. walk from Komazawa-daigaku Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi train line
・17 min. walk from Shoin-jinja-mae Station on the Tokyu Setagaya train line
・3 min. walk from the Komazawa Chugakko stop via the No. 5 Tokyu Bus【渋05】 bound for Shibuya Station
・3 min. walk from the Komazawa Chugakko stop via the No. 13 Tokyu Bus【等13】 bound for Todoroki Soshajo
・3 min. walk from the Komazawa 3-chome stop via the No. 11 Tokyu Bus【等11】 bound for Todoroki Soshajo
・10 min. walk from the Komazawa-daigaku ekimae stop via the No.11 Tokyu Bus【渋11】 bound for Shibuya Station
・10 min. walk from the Komazawa-daigaku ekimae stop via No. 12 Tokyu Bus【渋12】 bound for Shibuya Station






Exhibition
 


2020.6.2tue - 10.4sun
Flyer(Japanese version only)






Mukai Junkichi

   

Mukai Junkichi was a painter who devoted himself to depicting Japanese folk dwellings with thatched roofs. Using a refined, unexaggerated, and precise style of realistic expression, he conveyed the actual form of the houses along with the beauty of the Japanese landscape. Mukai remained at the heart of the Western-style art scene, taking part in the Nika-kai group prior to World War II, producing war-record paintings during the war, and establishing the Kodo Bijutsu Kyokai art group after the war. He also devoted half his life to visiting rapidly dwindling Japanese folk dwellings. In 1933, Mukai built a studio-cum-residence in Tsurumaki, Setagaya, and continued to live on the property until his death.