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Updated: May 31, 2019

Animal art from the Gotoh museum collection: paintings, ceramics and textile 館蔵 夏の優品展 -動物のかたち-

The Gotoh Museum, 3-9-25 Kaminoge, Setagaya City, Tokyo
2019-6-22 - 2019-8-4

Beloved animals depicted through painting and crafts

Models of animals have been used as symbols to pray for such things as good harvest, advancement and longevity since ancient times. Using around 50 pieces from the ancient to the modern era from the Gotoh Museum’s collection, this exhibition showcases various animal formsthat humans have depicted through pictures and crafts. The pieces on display include fragments of picture scrolls depicting a cattle, a water dropper which incorporates the figure of a monkey into its design, and a clay doll of an aquatic bird. See depictions of beloved birds and small creatures, cattle and horses captured with warmth, and various animals of the waterside.
*Some pieces will be replaced during the exhibition period.

How to Get There

  • Kaminoge Station | North Exit | 5 min on foot
    Oimachi Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open July 15 (Monday)
    *Closed July 16 (Tuesday)




Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Disabled parking | Wheelchair ramp | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan |

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