Salvador Dali Endless Enigma

Information for the next exhibition at the grand gallery of the Kadokawa Musashino Museum: an immersive Salvador Dali – Endless Enigma 360 degree digital art exhibition.

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! To date two 360-degree installations in a row, Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris and Immersive Van Gogh, have proved the most popular exhibitions. More than 240,000 visited the Van Gogh exhibition. And this winter Kadcul will have their third experiential digital art theater that immerses you in a huge 360-degree video space. The Salvador Dali – Endless Enigma promises to be an exhibition worth your while going to see.

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, where there is currently (November / December 2023) a Fly me to Saitama exhibition. A new exhibition will start at the Edit and Art Gallery on the fourth floor of the museum shortly.

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, restaurants, shops, event space and in the neighboring park there is also a TeamLab “Acorn Forest” permanent outdoor exhibition. There was an ‘EJ Anime Hotel’ too, but unfortunately it closed earlier this year.

Salvador Dali – Endless Enigma

Walk, feel, and bathe in Dali. Endless Enigma is an experiential exhibition that immerses you in Dali’s mysterious space that has fascinated 2 million people around the world. This exhibition features many internationally known masterpieces such as The Persistence of Memory (1931), The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946), and Leda Atomica (1949), as well as photographs, installations, films, and other works. A video made up of archival photographs and other materials will be projected 360 degrees on the floor and walls while Pink Floyd’s music plays throughout.

The Kadokawa Musashino Museum, developed an “experience-based digital art theater” in the Grand Gallery that completely fills a huge space of more than 1,100 square meters with images and music. It allows the visitor an entirely immersive experience, where you step into the art and stories. It is a completely innovative visual experience that combines 32 high-brightness projectors and seamlessly connects all walls and floors is unique to Kadokawa Musashino Museum, providing a special time and space that can be shared, unlike movies or VR.

Official event web page


Information

Exhibition: Salvador Dali – Endless Enigma サルバドール・ダリ ― エンドレス・エニグマ 永遠の謎 ―

Exhibition Dates

From Wednesday December 20th 2023 to Friday May 31st 2024, except some Tuesdays (see below)

Hours

The museum is closed on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month. Exhibition hours are from 10 am to 6 pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays the museum is open until 9 pm. (Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time everyday).

Cost

Tickets cost 2500 yen for adults, 2000 yen for teenagers and 1300 yen for elementary aged school children. There is no charge for preschoolers. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance online.

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
  • The first experiential digital art theater: Ukiyo-e theater from Paris, the Spirit of Japan from October 2021 to Golden week 2022
  • The second experiential digital art theater: Van Gogh, This is How I see the world from Saturday June 18th to Monday January 9th 2023 (Extended due to popularity from Sunday November 27th).
  • TAGUKORE: Dunno A Thing About Art (But I like it) タグコレ 現代アートはわからんね From Saturday February 4th to Sunday May 7th 2023
  • Unveiling Tutankhamen: The Pharaoh’s Timeless Adolescence from Saturday July 1st to Public Holiday Monday November 20th 2023

These are just the exhibitions that previously featured on this blog. As these exhibitions are no longer live, they were removed from the blog. Last republish November 20th 2023.

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