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アール・デコのディテール 旧朝香宮邸の室内空間

The Art is in the Details―
Art Deco and the Former Prince Asaka Residence

Thursday, September. 22 – Sunday, December 25, 2016

Venue: Main building

Also on view
Christian Boltanski Animitas – Les âmes qui murmurent

A building's architectural appeal is not confined to its exterior. To be fully appreciated, the building must be seen as a whole, including the interior spaces. If we examine the interior spaces of the Former Prince Asaka Residence, whose construction was completed in 1933, we can see the influence of Cubism in the linear, geometric, and three-dimensional designs found in the ceilings and chandeliers and allusions to ancient myths in the glass doors of the Front Entrance Hall: a rich variety of styles have been combined in the Art Deco embellishments found throughout. Notice, too, how many different materials are incorporated into these spaces: the ceramic Perfume Tower fountain, the black lacquered pillars, the marble, glass, tile, and wood of different types in each room. More is at stake here than form and decoration alone: these materials that give Art Deco interiors their special character. Every detail conveys the thinking that went into this building's construction.
In addition to restored or reconstructed furnishings from the period when the Residence was built, this exhibition includes works of art and related materials by artists active in the Art Deco period, from the museum's collection. The exhibition thus showcases attempts to restore the interiors of the Former Prince Asaka Residence to their original state and the details that give the building its powerful appeal.

Visiting Information

Exhibition period:

Thursday, September. 22 – Sunday, December 25, 2016


Main building + Gallery 1, 2, Annex


The second and fourth Wednesdays of the month(Oct. 12, 26, Nov. 9, 24, Dec. 14)

Opening Times:

10:00 – 18:00(Last Admission: 17:30)
Nov. 25, 26, 27 opening until 20:00 (Last admission at 19:30)


Adults: ¥900(¥720)
College and vocational students: ¥720(¥570)
Junior high and high school students, and seniors (65 and over): ¥450(¥360)

・Figures in parentheses are group admission fees (for groups of 20 or more).
・Admission is free for elementary and younger students and for middle school students residing or going to schools in Tokyo.
・Admission is free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor's Certificate.
・Admission is free for seniors (65 and above) on the third Wednesday of each month.
・Pre-purchased tickets are available online from e+:


Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

With the co-sponsorship of

Toda Cooperation

From left:"Bucharest" chandeliers by Réne Lalique / Etched glassdoors by Max Ingrand / Balcony of the Princess's sitting room

Page top from left:"Bucharest" chandeliers by Réne Lalique / Ceiling in the salon