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Updated: October 6, 2023
Until 1996, when Taro Okamoto died at the age of 84, this building was the artist's home and studio. He lived and worked in this space from 1954—a period of over 40 years. This is where he drew pictures, dictated documents, wrestled with sculptures, and received visitors. He worked on murals here, as well as large monuments like the Tower of the Sun, which was built for a world fair. Within these walls, he planned and executed a wide range of work, and the place is still overflowing with his unique energy.
At the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, you can visit the old building, a the new building, and a garden—which is filled with many sculptures. In the old building, the artist's studio and salon have been preserved, just as they were. The new building has a museum shop at street level, and an exhibition space upstairs for various special temporary exhibitions.
General admission: 650 yen
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