Visiting The National Art Center Tokyo is one of “things to do” in Roppongi district. This art museum is named, “New National Museum” in Japanese. Built in 2006, it is far newer than the museums in Ueno. Not only its exhibitions, the architecture is very artistic. Just strolling there, you will find many interesting, exciting things.
The building of National Art Center Tokyo in Roppongi
There are two big exhibitions now, so there were so many visitors.
World-famous paintings came from Orsay and Kunsthaus Zürich to Tokyo!
I enjoyed both, but today’s topic is about the architecture. (And a cafe.)
This is the entrance. You see how curvy the building is. It was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, a Japanese architect, and Nihon Sekkei, Inc.
The entrance of National Art Center
The building has one basement floor and one ceiling although it has 4 floors including B1. We can see the 3rd floor from the ground floor. The opposite is also true.
In this photo, the 3rd floor is Restaurant Brasserie Paul Bocuse Le Musee. The 3rd floor side of the cone is actually larger than that of the ground floor. It is NOT because of perspective. Amazing, isn’t it?