Advertising Museum Tokyo
Nakagin Capsule Tower
In the 1960s architects such as Shinohara Kazuo, Kurokawa Kisho, Maki Fumihiko and Kikutake Kiyonori began a movement known as...
Built with similar aspirations as Roppongi Hills, Shiodome is a complex of multipurpose towers stuffed with the usual spread of offices...
Once a shōgunal palace extending into the area now occupied by the fish market, this sparse garden is one of Tokyo’s finest. The...
Dentsū Shiki Theatre Umi
Located in the Shio-Site complex beside the headquarters of the Dentsū advertising group, Shiki Theatre Sea stages Japanese versions of...
Din Tai Fung
One word is all you need at this branch of Taipei’s most esteemed dumpling house: shōronpō . To enjoy these juicy pork ‘soup’ dumplings...
Basement fl, Caretta Bldg, 1-8-2 Higashi-Shimbashi · interesting places nearby
Advertising Museum Tokyo information
Dentsu, Japan’s largest advertising agency, operates this museum of Japanese ads in the basement of the Caretta building. The collection covers everything from wood-block printed handbills from the Edo period to sumptuous art nouveau and art deco Meiji- and Taisho-era works to the best of today. There’s not a lot of English signage, but the strong graphics of many of the ads stand alone. If you see advertising as art, it’s a spectacle, and there are video consoles to watch award-winning TV commercials from around the world.