Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

VIDEO| Visit Garden Art Museum in Shirokanedai, Tokyo – once home to a prince

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Less than a 10-minute walk from JR Meguro Station, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is a unique and sophisticated museum with traditional Japanese and typical Western-style gardens. The museum was built in 1933, as the residence of Prince Asakanomiya, by applying French Art Deco design style using patterns with straight lines, along with three-dimensional forms of various geometrical structures. Walking in the museum will make you feel as if you strayed into the good old days of the 1930s. It is also interesting that all the lights are different, and each room has a unique shaped light depending on the size and use.



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