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.

Request to Visitors

We would appreciate your cooperation and understanding in complying with the preventative measures (revised as of March 13, 2023) we are taking to control the spread of infections.

1. Visitors who have a fever or other symptoms associated the novel coronavirus, or suspect that they may be infected, or who are co-habitating with someone who has tested positive, are kindly asked to refrain from entering the museum to avoid further spread of the disease.

2. When entering the building, please use the sterilizer provided to disinfectant your hands.

3. Inside the museum, it may not always be possible to maintain an appropriate distance from other visitors. Although there is no time- or date-specific reservation system for the museum collection exhibition, it may be necessary to limit the number of visitors when the galleries are congested.

4. When entering the museum as part of a group, please maintain an appropriate distance from others.

Preventative Measures Taken by the Setagaya Museum of Art

We have taken the following measures to do our utmost to control the spread of infections:

1. Disinfectants are provided in the entrance hall and other places around the museum, and all of the restrooms are equipped with medicated soap to ensure visitors’ safety and improve hygiene control.

2. Handrails, sofas, lavatories, elevators, and other places that are touched by a large number of visitors have been disinfected.


Flyer (Japanese Version Only)

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).

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, who studies or resides in Setagaya city, are 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.)



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
・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 the No.82 Tokyu Bus【渋82】 bound for Shibuya Station

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.