Idemitsu Museum of Arts

Tokyo, Kanto

Sazo Idemitsu, founder of Japanese petroleum company Idemitsu Kosan, collected art for more than 70 years. The Idemitsu Museum of Arts was established in 1966 for the purpose of displaying these works to the public. Items housed in the museum include: yamato-e paintings (painting on Japanese themes); Chinese paintings; genre paintings depicting people’s, everyday lives, which were in great vogue from the latter half of the 16th century to the 17th century; ukiyo-e paintings; and paintings by talented intellectuals, a style that became popular from the mid-18th century. Also included are works of calligraphy and ceramics from Japan, Korea and China. Some of these items have been designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. The Art works in the museum collection are subject to change according to the theme of the respective exhibition and chanced five to six times a year.


9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee
Adults 1,000 yen
Mondays (The Museum will be open when Monday is a national holiday), New Year's holidays, and for change of exhibits
[Rail]JR Yurakucho Stn./5-min. walk

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