Seikado Bunko Library and Art Museum houses Iwasaki family (founder of Mitsubishi group) collection of 200,000 classic books and 6,500 works of art including 7 National Treasures and 84 Important Cultural Properties. Seikado is recognized as a major treasure house of East Asian culture.
This collection spans a broad range of media and periods, from swords and tea ceremony utensils, to Japanese and Chinese painting, calligraphy, ceramics, lacquer, scholar's equipment and wooden sculpture. Among National Treasures are, Yohen Tenmoku Tea Bowl, Tawaraya Sotatsu Scenes of Sekiya and Miotsukushi Chapters of “The Tale of Genji” Screens, Ota-gire Segments of “Wakan Roei Sho” Poetry Anthology and Tachi Sword by Tegai Kanenaga. The books in the library include world-renowned Chinese Song to Yuan dynasty published books and medieval times Japanese books.
Please visit SEIKADO to enjoy precious cultural heritage offered by the museum and walking in the woods and the garden.
* Our museum focuses on special, thematic exhibitions and does not have a permanent exhibition space.
|Address||Meiji Seimei Kan 1F, 2-1-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Business Hour*1||10:00 – 17:00 (Fridays open until 18:00)*Admission until 30 minutes before closing.|
|Closed*2||Mondays (open on national holiday Mondays and close on the following days); during installation periods; and New Year holidays. For irregular openings and closings, please check the exhibition schedule and news.|
|Genre*3||Paintings, sculptures, calligraphy, lacquerware, tea ceremony utensils, swords, ceramics|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults ¥1500,Students-High school student or above ¥1000,Persons with disabilities ¥700, Including free entry for one accompanying person|
|Access*5||Direct connection from Exit 3 of Subway Chiyoda Line Nijubashimae (Marunouchi) Station, 5 minutes walk from JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit or JR Yurakucho Station the International Forum Exit|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|