A page capturing the allure of Art Deco
This exhibition features approximately 200 rare books and magazines from the 1920s and 1930s, mostly from the museum’s collection. Many of these books, journals, documents, and other valuable materials have been used for research purposes, but until now have only been featured in exhibitions in a limited fashion. In the main building, the rare books are arranged in each room in coordination with the Art Deco architecture, while the annex features items displayed alongside explanations, allowing visitors to appreciate the gorgeous and fascinating world of the Art Deco period.
Windows onto the seasonal greenery of the garden
During this exhibition, the museum opens curtains that are usually closed to protect artworks, filling rooms with soft natural light. Enjoying the subtle changes of the space as the day passes is one of the pleasures of Looking at Architecture exhibitions.
Surrounded by greenery, the museum’s charms differ from season to season. The period of this exhibition from April to June is an excellent time to visit, with pleasant weather and fresh greenery.
A perfect opportunity to appreciate the museum building
One of the highlights of the Looking at Architecture exhibition is the recreation of the residence’s original interior design. Decorations are restored for each room, such as original table settings in the Great Dining Hall. The architecture of the Former Residence of Prince Asaka itself is the highlight of the exhibition, and visitors can fully appreciate the atmospheric details of the building that can be missed during ordinary exhibitions, including the walls, floors, ceilings, fittings, and lighting fixtures.