Current Exhibition

Poppoya -Railroad Man-, 1999 ©Poppoya -Railroad Man- Production Committee

Poppoya -Railroad Man-, 1999 ©Poppoya -Railroad Man- Production Committee

Retrospective KEN TAKAKURA

November 19, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Reservation-only system with fixed date/time
【For reservation and buying tickets, please see “Details” below.】

Ken Takakura appeared in 205 films, leaving his mark on an entire era of yakuza films and acting in many famous and high-profile works. In his later years, he was the actor that Japanese moviegoers most wanted to see. Takakura passed away in November 2014. In this exhibition, we look back at his work as a film actor, and again publically honor his accomplishments. This exhibition’s foremost feature is its presentation of Takakura scenes extracted from all 205 of his films. In addition, we have also brought together precious materials, including scripts and props owned by Takakura as well as still photographs, posters, and press sheets. Visitors can retrace the path taken by an extraordinary film actor whose career developed along with his times.


Next Exhibition

Open Week 9 days of Fun with Art

January 28 - February 5, 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions
Parody and Intertextuality: Visual Culture in Japan around 1970s
February 18 - April 16, 2017
Adolf Wölfli: A Kingdom of 25,000 Pages
April 29 - June 18, 2017
opening hours

10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
*Fridays : until 8:00p.m.

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed Days

Mondays (Tuesdays if this is a public holiday), during New Year’s holidays and exhibition changeovers
*Please refer to the page of each special exhibition for more details.


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