Official poster for Van Gogh - this is how I see the world exhibition at Kadokawa Musashino Museum in summer of 2022

Information for the next exhibition, Van Gogh – This is How I see the world, at the grand gallery of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum. Kadokawa Musashino Museum is also known as Kadokawa Culture Museum or Kadcul for short. The grand gallery is on the 1st (ground) floor of the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa Sakura Town, Japan’s hippest entertainment town! Like the highly successful Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris that it follows, the Van Gogh exhibition will be a immersive exhibition of 360-degree installations. An experience based digital art theater affording the opportunity to art-bathe in the world of Van Gogh.

Kadokawa Culture Museum Grand Gallery

Kadokawa Musashino Museum is just one of the many offerings at Saitama’s trendiest entertainment town: Tokorozawa Sakura Town. It is part of the Cool Japan Forest Project, an initiative between Kadokawa Corporation and Tokorozawa city. Kadokawa Corporation are  one of the largest publishing companies in Japan. They are known for their manga magazines in particular. Manga features greatly in the new complex.

But there is more to the Kadokawa museum than manga, with several other facilities including the grand gallery on the first floor. There are several other exhibition areas in the museum. For example, on the third floor you can find the EJ Anime Museum. That space has just finished a Rilakkuma and Sumikkogurashi Festival event on May 22nd 2022. In the summer, they have scheduled a Thomas the Tank engine event, but presumably there will be another event between this and then.

You can find a floor by floor guide to the Kadokawa Museum here. Apart from the Kadokawa Culture / Musashino museum there is the Cool Japan shrine, an anime hotel, restaurants, shops, event space and in the neighboring park there is also a TeamLab “Acorn Forest” permanent outdoor exhibition.

Van Gogh – This is how I see the world

This travelling digital exhibition aims to immerse the visitor in the world of Van Gogh. An artist, regarded as a genius, who was not truly recognized for his work until after his death. In this exhibition, they use 12 different video scenes in a large 1,200 meter squared space to facilitate art-bathing. The work of Van Gogh is projected onto all surfaces – floors, walls, ceiling – and paired with music to give an immersive experience. The world of Van Gogh will be at Kadokawa Musashino museum from Saturday June 18th and run until November 27th 2022.

Official event web page


Previous exhibition

Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris exhibition

To give you an idea of the type of exhibition it is, here is the previous digital exhibition at Kadcul:


Kadokawa Museum Grand Gallery Information

Van Gogh Exhibition Dates

From Saturday June 18th to Sunday November 27th

Hours

The museum is open from Wednesdays to Mondays, closed on Tuesdays. It opens from 10 am to 6 pm, except for Fridays and Saturdays when it opens until 9 pm. (Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time everyday). The Kadokawa grand gallery exhibition works on an hourly schedule from 10 am.

Cost

Tickets at the door cost 2,400 yen for adults, 2000 yen for students and 1300 yen for elementary school aged children. If you book online in advance you can receive a discount. Booking is now open on their website (quick link).

Phone number: 0570-017-396. They man the phone from 2 pm to 5 pm on weekdays only.

All images, unless stated otherwise, are from the official website. 

Access

The Kadokawa Musashino Museum Grand Gallery is a ten minute walk from Higashi Tokorozawa station. The museum is about 3.6 kilometers from the Tokorozawa Interchange of the Kanetsu expressway. Parking is available – it costs 200 yen for 30 minutes, but capped at 600 yen on weekdays and 1800 yen on weekends.

Previous displays at the Grand Gallery

  • Kengo Kuma exhibition, which was the very first exhibition in the Grand Gallery of the Kadokawa Museum
  • Yokai Pandemonium exhibition
  • Ukiyo-e theater from Paris, the Spirit of Japan from October 2021 to Golden week 2022

These are just the exhibtions that previously featured on this blog. As these exhibitions are no longer live, they were removed from the blog.

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