Okamoto Taro: A Retrospective (Jan. 14 - Mar. 14, 2023)


The art of Okamoto Taro,--the central Theme Pavilion for Osaka Expo '70--holds an enduring appeal for people of all generations. This large-scale retrospective will trace artistic Journey of Taro Okamoto (1911-1996) who is famed for his Tower of the Sun. Moving to France in 1929, Okamoto Taro absorbed the influence of abstract expression and established his identity as a painter. On his return, he advocated for "polarism" (taikyokushugi), the core of his artistic views. While regularly showing works, he put forward his ideas on culture and aesthetics in such essays as Today's Art and Japanese Tradition. The large-scale sculptures and murals Okamoto installed in public spaces--exemplified by his Tower of the Sun--embody his belief that "art belongs to the people," an attitude that underpins his popularity with viewers even now, decades after his death. Included, along with Okamoto's most renowned works, will be lesser-known late-period works to introduce the full scope of his oeuvre.

Opening Hours, Closed, Admission

Open until 20:00 on Fridays
(Last admission; 30 minutes before closing)

Closed on January 16, February 6, February 20, March 6

Adults: ¥1,800 (¥1,600)
University and High-school students: ¥1,400 (¥1,200)
Junior high school students and under: Free
* The price in brackets is for an advance ticket and a discount ticket for a group of 20 people and over.
* Including the admission fee for the Collection Galleries.


Organized by Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Taro Okamoto Memorial Foundation, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, NHK Nagoya Station, and NHK Enterprises, Inc. Nagoya Branch Office
With the sponsorship of Nissha Co., Ltd., Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited