Saturday, February 10, 2007

National Art Center, Roppongi, Tokyo

National Art Center, Tokyo
National Art Center, Tokyo
This is a brand new National Art Center in Roppongi, Tokyo, designed by Kisho Kurokawa. Modest curves and cones features the exterior and interior.

The museum has no permanent exhibition but only temporary exhibition. A comfortable cafe and restaurant are attached to the museum.

Unfortunately, the fee is rather high, 1300 yen for adult and 1000 yen for college student. The fee means even the National museum is only for rich people. If the lower fee doesn't allow the museum to carry on it and the government cannot afford to help the museum financially, I think the prices of the attached restaurant should be higher, as a kind of donation. If so, the museum can make the fee lower.

Plus, the opening time is as usual as the other museum, 10:00 to 18:00 and 10;00 to 20:00 only on Friday, though this is located in the middle of business area. I think that the opening time keeps business persons from going to museum after working....

OK, I have to stop complaint and have a nice weekend!!

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At 8:42 AM, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Thanks for bring us the photos of the new museum. I have read about the new museum in NYTimes (newspaper) last month and was looking forward to seeing it.

1300 yen = US$11. That is not too expensive. In NYC, the entrance fee to Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is US$20.00. The other museums cost US$15.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Jazzy said...

wow looks awesome!!!

At 11:31 AM, Blogger macky said...

I think MoMa is expensive, perhaps because it is converted by Japanese architect? I hear that some museums in London is free.


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