The Shoto Museum of Art 40th Anniversary Exhibition

This is Sirai Seiichi

※Admission is by appointment only on weekends, holidays and during the final week of the exhibition (part 1: 12/7-12/12, part 2: 1/25-1/30).
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.


Part 1: Chronicle of Shirai Seiichi October 23 (Sat.)-December 12 (Sun.), 2021
Part 2: Back to 1981- Museum Unveiling January 4 (Tue.)- January 30 (Sun.), 2022

Kawamura House (Former House of Kondo Koichiro), 1935~36

Experimental Mini House, 1953
photo: Hirayama Chuji

Akinomiya Village Office, 1950~51
photo: Mase Hisomu
With the cooperation of Hakodate Photo Archives

Teki-Teki-Kyo, 1951~

The Shinwa Bank Tokyo Branch, ca.1962~63

Kai-Sho-Kan (Computer Office Center of The Shinwa Bank),
1973-75
photo: Kakinuma Shuri

Design for Book Bindings of Chuko Bunko, the Chuokoron-sha
Sirai arichitectural institute (Atelier No.5)

Sekisui-Kan (Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum), 1979~81 photo: Furudate Katsuaki

Genbakudo (Temple Atomic Catastrophes), cross-sectional drawing, 1955, Shirai Seiichi Institute

Calligraphy
Shirai Seiichi Institute
photo: Shunji Tanaka

Shirai Seiichi(1905-1983) was a unique architect who made a strong impression in postwar Japan. Throughout his lifetime, he continually revealed profound works that seemed to sound a warning bell against the state of the time as Japan hurtled toward its future as a mass society.
Part I of the exhibition will provide an overview of Shirai’s work, from his early wooden architecture to the monumental creations of his later years. It will also focus on his personal and cultural networks in search of a new portrait of the architect.
In Part 2, the Shoto Museum of Art building – itself a leading representation of work from Shirai’s twilight years – will be “unveiled” after transforming it to how it looked at its opening in 1981. Visitors will be also to experience the sense of spaciousness and light that Shirai was able to create within the limited confines of the site.

Information

Duration
Part 1: Chronicle of Shirai Seiichi October 23 (Sat.)-December 12 (Sun.), 2021
Part 2: Back to 1981- Museum Unveiling January 4 (Tue.)- January 30 (Sun.), 2022

AdmissionGeneral: 1000 yen (800 yen); University Students: 800 yen (640 yen); High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older: 500 yen (400 yen); Elementary/Junior-High-School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.

※Repeater Discount※
A discount will be offered for repeat admission to the exhibition "This is Sirai Seiichi".
In exchange for the stub of a paid admission ticket, you will receive a 20% discount on the regular admission fee. Please make sure the discount is available from the day after the viewing date.
ClosedMondays (except for January 10), November 4, December 13 to January 3, January 11
※For the time being, nighttime hours on Friday are cancelled.
※Admission is by appointment only on weekends, holidays and during the final week of the exhibition.
※Please kindly note that our admission restrictions, dates advanced booking required and opening times are subject to change. We ask you to check our website for the latest information.