Home Studio Made into Memorial Museum
In 2008, the work of Taro Okamoto ”Myth of Tomorrow” appeared in the concourse at Shibuya station. An enormous mural, dozens of meters long, it made people stop in awe. Many people visited Shibuya from all over the nation just to see the mural.
Because it was a studio
On the day of our visit, the museum was holding an event, ”50 years of Taro Okamoto”, and his pieces from 1947 until his final days were on display, divided by decades. In the 1947 section were post-war pieces, some of the oldest works of Taro Okamoto left in Japan. There were only 5 painting on display for each period. Even then, you could observe the transition in his style. Large exhibitions have their merits, but a focused display of a single artist’s work is possible only in a memorial museum.
- Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
- 1-19 Minami Aoyama 6 chome Minato Ku Tokyo
- URL http://www.taro-okamoto.or.jp/en/