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  • 26.08.2017

    The Yayoi Kusama Museum to Open in Shinjuku in October

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      Yayoi Kusama, one of Japan’s most prolific and successful artists, is opening her own museum in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. The 5-story structure will open to the public on October 1st, 2017.


      Very little was known about the tall white structure when it was originally completed in 2014 by Kume Sekkei. Peering through its large glass windows as it glistened among the grey and brown apartment buildings, residents and tourists alike speculated about its use. Was it Kusama’s residence? Was it a private gallery? Was it always intended as a museum but its opening delayed due to Kusama’s health?

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