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Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo

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By Kankanok Wichiantanon | Aug 28, 2017

  • Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo
    Credit: Masahiro Tsuchido/yayoikusamamuseum.jp
  • Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama
  • Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo
    Credit: Stig Nygaard

Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusama has just revealed her mammoth five-story museum in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku neighborhood.

The Yayoi Kusuma Museum (yayoikusamamuseum.jp) is designed to showcase some of the most beloved pieces from her astounding 70-year career.

It’s not just Kusama classics here, either; you can also get a glimpse into the 87-year-old artist’s mind on the fifth floor, which houses a special library packed with materials and documents that have inspired her work over the years.

The museum opens to the public this October, and its inaugural exhibition, titled Creation Is a Solitary Pursuit, Love Is What Brings You Closer to Art, features a recent series of paintings from Kusama.

Admission is B300, and you can catch the showcase until Feb 25. The exhibitions will change twice a year.

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