Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
The building was built in 1933 by the Imperial Court Office as a residence (2100.47 m²) for Prince Asaka Yasuhiko in Art Deco style. The matching interior furnishings come from French designers Henri Rapin , Ivan-Léon Blanchot and René Lalique .
In 1947, the prince and his line left the imperial family as a result of a reorganization, and the complex fell to the state. From 1947 to 1950 it was officially the residence of the Foreign Minister, but was also used in practice by Prime Minister Yoshida . Then the plant was sold to the Seibu Railway Company , which operated it as a state guest house for the government. In 1981 Tokyo bought the facility and opened the house on October 1, 1983 as a kind of art museum, as a total work of art of Art Deco. There are also smaller exhibitions that match the style of the house. In addition to lawns, the large garden contains a Japanese and a western part.
To the north and east, the museum grounds are surrounded by the National Park for Nature Studies .
- Official website (English and Japanese)