Exterior of the 'Asakura Choso Museum' (Museum of Sculpture) in Yanaka, Tokyo.  This was the home and studio of sculptor Fumio Asakura and now exhibits his work.

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Asakura Museum of Sculpture, Taitō

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Sculptor Asakura Fumio (artist name Chōso; 1883–1964) built his home studio in the early 20th century and it's very much representative of architecture of the time: part Japanese-style, with tatami rooms and open verandah facing an inner garden (his home) attached to a light-filled concrete space with vaulted ceilings (his studio). Now a museum, there are many of the artist's signature realist works, mostly of people and cats, on display throughout. Visit the roof terrace for views over the neighbourhood.

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