Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo

He was a Japanese artist noted for his abstract and avant-garde paintings and sculpture.

This is a part of  “Taiyo-no-To (Tower of the Sun)”, that is one of his most famous works.

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo

Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum was both home and studio to Taro Okamoto until his death in 1996 at the age of 84.
Here is where he lived for almost fifty years from 1954.

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo

He was born in February 2nd 1911, the son of cartoonist Ippei and writer Kanoko Okamoto.

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo

 

Stone head.
They are not only one or two,  there are a lot of various stone heads in the garden.

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Such as stone head of mesoamerican stone sculpture.

It is written in his book “Bi no juryoku (The Magic Power of Beauty)” as below.
「まるまるとした塊。あれは、人頭であるよりも「石」だ。「石」が顔になっている。この場合、材料というより、石そのものである。だからこそ異様な神聖感をおびている。そう感じた。」

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo

 

“Seimei no Ki (Tree of Life)”

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo

This studio was built after war on the site where unfortunately had destroyed in the bombings,  and designed by his friend Junzo Sakakura who had been a favorite pupil of Le Corbusier.

Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo
6-1-19, Minami-Aoyama, Minato Ku, Tokyo
Okamoto Taro Museaum, Tokyo