Roppongi is home to Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, plus bars and clubs. Many people see Roppongi as a place to go have a night on the town but surprisingly there are many art galleries within the area. This time, we visited The National Art Center, Tokyo. It’s close to Roppongi Station and there is no admission fee. Enjoy shopping and delicious food, plus interesting art while in Roppongi.
For the tenth anniversary of The National Art Center, Tokyo the exhibit “A Forest of Letters” is currently on display. This museum doesn’t have an admission fee and you are allowed to take photos. The photos taken here are very popular so if you upload then onto social media, it might become very popular. This special exhibit is on display from January 20th to the 30th.
This exhibit made with paper and the letters are tied up by string. Since its the tenth anniversary, they are thinking of the next ten year 2017 to 2026. The letters are supposed to express that period of ten years. The design is a gradation made up of yellow, pink brown, purple, green, and blue. Since guests can take photos, many people were taking photos from various angles.
The French designer Emmanuelle Moureaux has created many colorful art pieces around the world. Within this specific art exhibit there are benches so you can sit down and relax while taking in the art. You will never get tired of watching the letters swaying in the wind. There were many people at the museum on this day.
Since it is currently the tenth anniversary, there are many products for sale celebrating the event. This building itself looks like a piece of art so its an ideal spot to take pictures. There is also a cafe and museum goods to buy. If you are ever in Roppongi, stopping by the The National Art Center, Tokyo. Roppongi is a great spot for those looking for nightlife, shopping, and museums.
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The National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Access: 4 minute walk from Roppongi Station
Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Admission Fee: Depends on exhibitions
Website: The National Art Center, Tokyo