Ukiyoe grand gallery kadcul

Information for the latest exhibition, Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris, 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. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the museum, they are hosting a special exhibition in the grand gallery from October 30th to Sunday April 10th May 8th 2022. They extended the end date, last minute, due to popular demand.

Presented by the Danny Rose Studio (Paris) and contemporary Japanese ukiyo-e artists, the Spirit of Japan Ukiyo-e Theater in Paris is an immersive exhibition featuring 360-degree installations.

Kadokawa Culture Museum Grand Gallery

Kadokawa Musashino Museum is just one of the many offerings at the relatively new Sakura Town Shin Tokorozawa. 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 will host a Gundam exhibition until March 21st. Just under a month later the Rilakkuma and Sumikkogurashi Festival will run from April 16th to May 22nd 2022.

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.

Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris exhibition

From PR Times

The Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris exhibition started on October 30th and will run until Sunday April 10th May 8th 2022. In this exhibition, they use 12 different video scenes, digitally projected, in a large 1,100 meter squared space to create the illusion of being in the ukiyoe art. You can also view the ukiyoe used in the videos in one corner of the exhibition hall. Danny Rose Studio in Paris, created a completely new huge visual space by using technology to give new life to ukiyoe. Approximately 2 million people visited his “Dreamed Japan: Images of the Floating World” ukiyoe exhibition in France. For the Kadokawa Museum anniversary, the exhibition was further advanced. Moreover, they have coupled it with work from contemporary Ukiyoe artists in Japan..

A little teaser:

Kadokawa Museum Grand Gallery Information

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. They initially scheduled the exhibition to end on Sunday April 10th 2022. However, they extended the date to May 8th, last minute, due to popular demand.

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

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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