Setagaya Art Museum Annex
TAIJI KIYOKAWA Memorial Gallery
Kiyokawa Taiji (1919-2000) developed a unique world of abstract painting as well as creating sculptures and designs. After his studio-cum-residence was partially renovated, the building was opened as a museum annex in November 2003. Kiyokawa's works are presented here in collection exhibitions approximately two or three times a year.

Request to Visitors

⚫ Entry will be limited only to those who are making use of the museum.
⚫ Request to Those Entering the Museum
*Please wear a mask when entering the museum.

*Before entering the building, please allow us to take your temperature. Those who are determined to have a fever will be asked to refrain from entering the museum.

Please use disinfectant or soap to wash your hands. (All of the museum’s restrooms are equipped with medicated soap, and disinfectants can be found in various places throughout the building.)

Please maintain an appropriate distance from other visitors in the galleries and elsewhere in the museum.

Please also maintain an appropriate distance from other visitors when sitting on the sofas.

Please refrain from talking in the galleries.

Please avoid touching the walls and display cases in the galleries.

To avoid congestion in the galleries, it will be necessary to limit the number of visitors. We would like to kindly ask for your understanding.

♦ To greatly suppress the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the following measures:

*Disinfectants have been placed in the entrance hall and other places around the museum, and all of the restrooms have been equipped with medicated soap to ensure visitors’ safety and improve hygiene control.

*Places such as the handrails, sofas, lavatories, and elevators, which are touched by a large number of visitors, have been strongly disinfected.

*The museum staff will provide guidance while wearing a mask.

*To prevent against droplet infection, partitions have been erected in the museum shop and other places, where the staff comes into direct contact with visitors.

*To avoid congestion in the galleries, only a fixed number of visitors will be allowed to enter at one time.

⚫ We would like to kindly ask that those with the following conditions refrain from entering the museum:

1. Visitors with a fever, cold or symptoms such as loss of taste or smell. (Note: Those who display cold-like symptoms, such as a violent cough, in the galleries may be asked to leave the museum.)

2. Visitors who may have come into contact with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients either at home, in the workplace or at school, or with suspects that they
themselves may be infected with the virus.

3. Visitors who are in poor physical condition.

4. Visitors who are not wearing a mask.

●Please refrain from visiting the museum with a group, for the time being.

■General Information
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (last admission: 17:30)
Closed: Mondays (except on national holidays, when the museum will be closed the following day), while exhibitions are being changed, and during the New Year's holidays (Dec. 29-Jan. 3).

Adults: ¥200 (¥160)
High school and university students: ¥150 (¥120)
Senior citizens (65 and over): ¥100 (¥80)
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥100 (¥80)
Visitors with disabilities: ¥100 (¥80)
* Prices in parenthesis denote admission for groups of 20 or more.
* University students, senior citizens, and visitors with disabilities are kindly asked to present an ID card.

* Students with disabilities (through university) will be admitted free.
* One attendant for each person with a disability will be admitted free.
*Elementary and junior high school students, who studies or resides in Setagaya city, are admitted free on weekends, national holidays, and during the summer holidays.

* Holders of Setagaya Arts Cards are eligible for a discount (valid only for Setagaya citizens; for more information in Japanese, see:

3 min. walk from south exit of Seijyogakuen-mae Station on the Odakyu train line.

l Exhibition

Press release (Japanese version only)
Past exhibitions (Japanese version only)

l Kiyokawa Taiji

Starting to produce oil paintings while still in school, Kiyokawa Taiji originally focused on figurative works. Then,after traveling to the U.S. in the 1950s, he switched to purely abstract expressions. Gradually changing his style throughout his career, Kiyokawa explored a unique type of art in which he refused to simply copy the shapes of things. He was involved in a wide range of activities, including not only painting, but also making stainless-steel sculpture as well as designing daily necessities such as handkerchiefs and teacups. In 1949, Kiyokawa built a studio-cum-residence in Seijo, Setagaya, and continued to live on the property until his death.
l Citizens' Gallery

The facility also houses a gallery where residents of Setagaya can display their own artistic endeavors.

Schedule (Japanese version only)