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Isamu Noguchi Teien Bijutsukan (Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum)

  • 3519 Mure, Mure-cho Map It
  • Takamatsu
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

A wonderland of indoor and outdoor sculpture both playful and profound, this facility occupies the former studio and grounds of the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–88). The modernist artist, whose large-scale sculptures grace buildings, parks, and gardens around the world, was also known for his furniture (most notably the Noguchi table), lamps, and landscape architecture. The artist's sensitivity and expressiveness are in evidence everywhere on this site that exhibits his works in stone and other media.

Officially, visitation requires reservation by phone, fax, or email at least a week in advance, but if you call the museum you can usually gain entrance on shorter notice. One advantage to early booking, though, is that you'll have a better chance of having an English speaker accompany you as you tour.

Sight Information

Address:

3519 Mure, Mure-cho, Takamatsu, 761-0121, Japan

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Phone:

087-870–1500

Sight Details:

  • ¥2,160
  • Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 10, 1, and 3 by appointment. Closed Aug. 13–16 and Dec. 26–Jan. 5

Published 12/10/2015

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