The Mori Art Museum where exhibition purpose museum in Roppongi. You might have heard that roppongi is art oriented place but not only for it actually. Every summer Ropongi art night is held and there is public art everywhere that I touched at the end of this article.
At this time I’ll tell you this museum along with exhibition of Takashi Murakami’s work that was hold when I went. Before forgot I would like to tell you that this museum locates 52 floor in Mori building so I wrote “SKY MUSEUM”. Let’s take a look.
How its facade look like? Unlike other museum standing on ground, this museum doesn’t lead us to entrance within a couple of steps because it’s locating 52 floor as I said. First you need to take stair (or elevator) to get main elevator hole.
Let’s get ticket counter and main elevator hole. Going up stair as making semicircle.
Beautiful blue sky jumped into my eye over huge glass wall. A couple of ads flags were hanging down that now on displayed at museum space.
After stair, I walked through pedestrian deck, it was about 20m maybe.
View of ticket counter. A couple of exhibitions were going on in the 52 floor.
I got a ticket for exhibition of Takashi Murakami. It was 1600yen by the way.
Took picture right in front of entrance after got out of elevator in 52 floor. You can see museum gate at the end of escalator behind me.
Gate of exhibition. Takashi murakami’s exhibition was quite eccentric that there was statue of him at gate of his work with moving eye and strange voice sounds. How do I say..
Both side walls are filled with his paintings from the first space.
Vivid colors spreading out in front of me. Unique character there and his world was full of energy.
You possibly come across that speaking of “Takashi Murakami” is panda because it had collaborated with louis vuitton.
Large space popped up in front of me with large paintings on both walls. Mori Art Museum is dedicated for exhibition space so it will turn another space depending on what is held.
Red and blue demon on walls. Exploding his mind for his theme.
Another large space came in.
I stepped one more front to take picture closely. Umm detail also well drawn even to the untrained eye.
The most standing out painting on this exhibition.
There is English description on, right below Japanese. This description style is very common in most museum so you can take advantage of it and get how did it born and so on.
His transformed portrait.
I felt this painting coming from other asian country. Not sure though..
Simple three paintings. At first I thought middle one was just a white canvas but actually many white small skulls on it.
I couldn’t get what these were but some people seemed feeling something as seeing.
SKULLS, Skulls, skulls…
There were two contrasting paintings side by side. Right side one is just black?
Turns out, It wasn’t just black. The difference was how to color them means base layout was the same. I think it would take long time to get art…
At the end of this museum, Takashi Murakami’s history was putting on the screen.
Also there was a timeline about his history on the wall.
Almost forgot, a goods shop is installed as usual.
On the same floor as museum there is gate to sky deck ( rooftop ) for 500 yen extra. I know this building is higher than other in Tokyo so view from rooftop must be good. See about sky deck at sky deck Mori building.
I bought a ticket to go to sky deck. You’ll have to keep your belongings to locker except camera and valuable.
Taking elevator from 52 floor(museum floor) to rooftop.
After I got out of elevator a big sign jumped into my eye. Following it and walking for 1 min..
I arrived at peak of this building called “sky deck”.
You can look over Tokyo from here so I took picture with Tokyo tower. By the way business hour of sky deck is depending on weather, sky deck is often closed due to bad weather (rain or wind).
Time to go back to home. After went down to ground level I left this building from this exit gate.
One more topic, look at this interesting form thing behind me on above picture. This is one of public art in Roppongi area. You can take a look list of here at public art in Roppongi. When you go to Roppongi area you encounter public art maybe somewhere around.
Roppongi is quite famous place for nightlife however famous for art at the same time. It is not far away from Shibuya rather close. It doesn’t have to transfer if you use bus from Shibuya station moreover cheaper than train actually. In Mori Art Museum I think interesting exhibition is often open so worth to check in advance at Mori Art Museum before coming over to Japan.
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