Walls that Talk: Stories from the Former Prince Asaka Residence
In a nutshell
If you haven’t visited the Teien Art Museum, you’re missing out. It’s a gorgeous Art Deco residence surrounded by a beautiful garden. This exhibition tells the stories about the house’s former residents, including Prince Asaka and his family. While the previous Decoration never dies, anyway used the museum as a creative exhibition space, Walls that Talk allows the visitor to see the house as it was furnished and lived in.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is located at the former residence and grounds of Prince Asaka. There is an annex which is currently showing a collection of French picture books.
The entire garden is open and visitors are allowed to picnic on the grass.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The exhibition list of works and most extended captions are in English.
Photos are allowed in most of the rooms.
Seeing the house with furnishings similar to those of the 1930s, together with the history and artifacts from former residents, remind visitors of the time when this museum was a home.
This is a must see for Art Deco and design lovers and history buffs will enjoy learning about the residence’s inhabitants, which include Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida.
How far out?
A five minute walk from the Meguro metro station.
How much time?
About an hour, more if you decide to enjoy the garden.
How much money?
¥900 for general admission.
June 12, 2018
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth a special trip, especially if you like Art Deco architecture and design.