Isamu Noguchi Museum   イサムノグチ庭園美術館

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View the sculptures of Isamu Noguchi Museum

View the sculptures of Isamu Noguchi Museum.

The contemporary Japanese garden, invented by Isamu Noguchi.

The contemporary Japanese garden, invented by Isamu Noguchi.

The last workshop of Isamu Noguchi was converted into a museum

The last workshop of Isamu Noguchi was converted into a museum

The workshop mausoleum

The last workshop of the great Noguchi was converted into a museum: a lifetime's work through hundreds of sculptures.

150 works by the famous Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) populate the garden and artist's former studio in the village of Mure, where he set-up in 1969. It is his only studio in Japan, the others are abroad in New York and Paris.

The many statues - including bronzes, but also majestic carved granite - and the scenography of this museum, whi receives few visitors,make it a moment when time stands in the universe of one of the greatest Japanese post-war artists. Noguchi is also buried here, forever united with his creations.

Noguchi is best known for creating the contemporary Japanese garden at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris (1956-8), the railings of the two bridges in the peace park in Hiroshima (1952), the Moerenuma Park in Sapporo, and the famous paper and bamboo, "Akari" (1949-1952), which illuminate so many interiors.

Please note: the museum only offers guided tours (about 1 hour). On set days and times.

Reservations required at least two weeks in advance by mail: museum@isamunoguchi.or.jp

Detailed procedure on the museum's website: http://www.isamunoguchi.or.jp/

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