Yayoi Kusama Museum features exhibitions and works of a Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose works are full of unusual ideas. Her works are marked by pumpkins and polka dot motifs. The Inifinity Mirror Rooms in the museum are must see.
When to visit:
january - february . april - december
Closed : Monday - Wednesday
11:00 - 17:30 : Thursday - Saturday
11:00 - 17:31 : Sunday
Online tickets are available <a href="https://yayoikusamamuseum.jp"> here </a> . Door tickets are not available. | Tickets go on sale at 10am (Japan Time) on the first day of each month for the entry in the month after next. | Museum remains closed in March.
Yayoi Kusama Museum is dedicated to the work of an artist with unusual ideas, named Yayoi Kusama. Pumpkins and Polka dots motifs are her signature work.
The museum itself is famous for its architecture. The minimalist design, stacked cube structure with windows for inflow of natural light and air is worth to be noticed.
YAYOI KUSAMA EXHIBITIONS
2nd Floor: 1st exhibition is displayed here. It displays a series of 50 paintings named under 'Love Forever'. You can find faces in objects within the paintings.
3rd Floor: Features My Eternal Soul series. There are 530 of her works till date.
4th Floor: Features Infinity Mirror Room covered with spotted phalli. In the latest collection, the pumpkins and mirrors are fused. This collection is named 'Pumpkins Screaming About Love Beyond Infinity'. Polka dot Pumpkins are featured in a black room where pumpkins are lit up randomly. This assembly is picture worthy.
5th Floor: Features rooftop sculpture of a glittery pumpkin and a reading room. You can also view Tokyo Skyline from here.
MUST SEE WORKS OF KUSAMA
The Infinity Room
This is the highlight of the visit to Yayoi Kusama Museum. This room reflects little spotted pumpkins to infinity in a box. This mirror work is an art in itself. The most intriguing part is there is no reflection of you in the mirrors. The technical aspect of this room is very impressive.
The library and rooftop garden
The fifth floor of the museum houses a library which has several reading materials and galleries. But the highlight is a dazzling pumpkin statue on the rooftop. In summer it especially shines beautifully in the sunlight. One more thing worth noting here is that all the windows are shaded with a subtle matrix of tiny dots and seeing the city view through these windows leaves an impression in your mind.
Yayoi Kusama Museum is located in 107 Bentencho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
By foot, Yayoi Kusama Museum is
7 minutes away from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line “Waseda” station, Exit 1.
6 minutes away from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Ushigome Yanagicho” station, East Exit.
2 minutes away from “Ushigome Hoken Center” or “Ushigome Bentencho”
THE TICKETS TO YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM
The tickets of Yayoi Kusama Museum are timed for 90 minutes to prevent overcrowding. You can get the tickets only online, 2 months in advance. New tickets are released at 10am on the first day of each month.