Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery


Photo: Junko Nagata

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery (Seitoku Kinen Kaigakan) is located in Meiji Jingu Outer Garden, Tokyo.
It was opened in 1926 to commemorate historical events in the life of Emperor Meiji. The Gallery houses 80 paintings in total, half in Japanese style, half in western style. Each piece documents a key moment from the Emperor’s life, beginning with his birth in 1852 up to his passing in 1912.

The Gallery has been designated an Important Cultural Property.

Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.)
Entrance fee: 500 yen
Address: 1-1 Kasumigaokamachi Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0013
 

Photo: Junko Nagata

Photo: Junko Nagata

Two paintings of the Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

The Birth of Emperor Meiji, by Takahashi Shuka (1877–1953)
Resignation of the Last Shogun, Murata Tanryo (1872–1940)

 

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