Advertising Museum Tokyo

Advertising Museum Tokyo information

Tokyo , Japan
Basement fl, Caretta Bldg, 1-8-2 Higashi-Shimbashi
Getting there
Train: Ōedo Line to Shiodome, Shimbashi Station exit
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Opening hours
11am-6.30pm Tue-Fri, to 4.30pm Sat
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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.