• ACA18Excursion - Architectural Tour

The Japanese Sword Museum Tour

Date
September 14th, 2018
Time
14:00-17:00
Gathering Place
Meiji University, Surugadai Campus
Fee
JPY 3,000.
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The Japanese Sword Museum, exhibiting some of the best swords in Japan over the last fifty years, has recently moved to a new site due to the physical deterioration of its previous home. The Museum is a showcase that highlights the development of Japanese swords from weapons to their current status as art objects – the only existing example of this transformation in the world.

The Sword Museum’s new site is adjacent to the Kyu-Yasuda Garden which was part of a Daimyo (upper class Samurai) estate from the 18th century. Though it has undergone many changes since then, the garden retains much of its original character. The Museum’s form – a cylindrical volume extending towards the pond with two wings – follows the site lines of the Ryogoku Public Hall previously on this site, adding a vaulted roof that houses the main exhibition gallery on the third level.

A new terrace just outside the exhibition gallery affords panoramic views of the garden below, while the ground floor serves as a highly public neighborhood amenity, including a café, lecture hall, museum shop and information corner. The second floor is devoted to administrative functions, storage and workshops.

The museum displays not only the arts and crafts aspects of Japanese swords, but also disseminates a comprehensive picture of Japanese samurai culture in conjunction with the adjacent Garden.


ARCHI-DEPOT Museum Tour

Date
September 14th, 2018
Time
14:00-17:00
Gathering Place
Meiji University, Surugadai Campus
Fee
JPY 3,000.
ARCHI-DEPOT Museum
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The Concept of ARCHI-DEPOT Museum

ARCHI-DEPOT Museum opened on June 2016, as an endeavor to combine the aspects of "Museum" and "Preservation" and attracted many visitors, who came to witness the architectural models/art works.

In April 2018, we came back after closing for a brief renovation period with the intention to present "exhibition with many variations." We established two separate exhibition spaces within the museum and continue to display exhibitions of varied nature.

ARCHI-DEPOT Museum plans to be a museum where on can learn, enjoy, and be moved, by presenting an original experience to encounter architectural models.


Private Architecture Walking Tour

A team of government-licensed tour guides and passionate architecture lovers, "Showcase Tokyo" presents special walking tour experience for the participants of ACA18 and their accompanying guests on Sep 14th (14:00-17:00).

  • Omotesando Architecture tour
  • Ginza Architecture tour
  • Ueno Park Architecture Tour
  • Nakagin Capsule Tower Tour

Please note that the group size of each tour is minimum 2 and maximum 6 people. You can also book the same tours with limited capacity during 10th - 15th Sep. Advanced booking request from the following site and payment via PayPal is required to finalize the booking.

 
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**All the tours arranged by Showcase are not our official tours. There will not be a information desk at our venue. Please be noted that we are not responsible for their service.

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