Osaka

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

With an exterior based on an image of the life force of bamboo, the museum is home to a large collection of domestic and international modern art. The gift shop too has lots of interesting items, such as T-shirts featuring Taro Okamoto's Tower of the Sun, the symbol of the Expo '70 world fair, and glasses with motifs from Jiro Takamatsu's Shadows.

The National Museum of Art, Osaka
ADDRESS The National Museum of Art, B1, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
TEL 06-4803-6100 (Museum shop)
ACCESS 10-minute walk from Fukushima Station on the JR Loop Line
5-minute walk from Watanabebashi Station (Exit 2) on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line.
20-minute walk from JR Osaka Station or Hankyu Umeda Station.
OPEN 10:00 - 17:00 (Fridays to 19:00)
CLOSE Mondays (Open on public holidays, and closed the following day instead.). May also be closed between exhibitions.
WEB
http://www.nmao.go.jp/en/
(The shop's homepage is in Japanese only, while the museum's homepage is available in English, Korean and Chinese as well.)
*Tower of the Sun miniatures
*Tower of the Sun T-shirts
*Shadow glasses
*Yayoi Kusama pumpkins
Photo: © National Museum of Art, Osaka