はけの森美術館

Koganei City HAKENOMORI Art Museum

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Address : 1-11-3Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-0012
TEL : +81-42-384-9800 FAX: +81-42-381-5281

Information

Hours : 10:00-17:00 (Admission ends 30mins. Before closing time)
Closed on Mondays (When Mon.is a national holiday, closed on Tue. instead)
Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.

Purpose of Establishment

Koganei City HAKENOMORI Art Museum opened on April, 2006 from a donation by the Nakamura Kenichi Memorial Foundation. Our Museum aims to become a place for“art participation for the community: a place for becoming involved incultural art activities and education art programs”
Excibitions will be changed 3-4 times a year, there mainly coming from the collections of artist Kenich Nakamura.
Special excibitions will be held 1-2 times a year.

Main Collections

◎Oil paintings, watercolors, sketches and pottery by Kenichi Nakamura
◎His palette, painting tools and art supplies
◎His relevant painters’ work

Kenichi Nakamura(1895-1967)

Kenichi Nakamura was born in Fukuoka. During high school, he joined the painting club “Palette Kai” and this brought him to become a painter.
He studied western – style art at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts ( presently Tokyo University of the Arts).
After he graduated, he studied in France from 1923 until 1928. In those years, he became friends withFrench artist Maurice Asselin ( 1882-1947 ) and a member of the Salan d’Automne in 1927.
After returning to Japan, he showed his paintings mainly at the Imperial Art Exhibition or the Teiten andactively worked on the depictions of the battlefield during wartime.
After the war, he showed at the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, the Nitten or the Kofukai Art Association, etc.
He lived in Koganei from 1945, painting his wife women, still-lifes and making pottery until the end of his lifetime.

Surrounding Environment

Koganei City is rich in nature and clear water, and is a good representative of the Musashino area.
It is said that the cliffs that extend over the western region of Tokyo had been formed over a long period by the old Tamagawa River cutting away at the Musashino uplands. This cliff is called “Hake” in Japanese.
There are a lot of clear fresh water springs and interesting places to explore in the surrounding area.

Musashino “HAKENOMORI”Cafe

Cafe behind the museum
Opening Hours
◎When Museum is opened
From 10:00 to 16:30(L.O.16:00) Closed on Mondays
◎When Museum is closed
From 11:00 to 16:30(L.O.16:00) Closed on Mondays
(Occasionally closed at other times)
cafe

About National Registered Tangible

Cultural Property(structures)
Kenichi Nakamura’s former residence and tea house stand within a garden behind Hakenomori Art Museum.
Nakamura’s friend Hidezo Sato (1897-1978) , one of the famous architects in the Showa era,designed and built them as requested by Nakamura.
They have attracted much attention as famous pieces of architecture.
In the year 2019, the two buildings were registrated as National Registrated Tangible Cultural Property (structures).
The former residence is now a cafe which is attached to the Museum, so please enjoy a relaxing time sipping teawhile viewing the beautiful greenery.
Kashin-an
Kashin-an

Access

map
◎About 15 min walk from JR CHUO LINE Musashi-Koganei Station’s South Exit.
Near the Koganei “Dai-ni” Junior High school along “Hake-no-michi”.
◎From Musashi-Koganei Station (JR CHUO LINE) South exit:
From bus stop 0:”CoCo bus Mini-Nogawa/Shichikenya ” Loop, get off at the “Hakenomori bijutukan” bus stop
From bus stop 4:”Keio bus Musashi-Sakai-eki Minami ” Line, get off at the “Nakasanya” bus stop
From bus stop 0: ” CoCo bus Naka-cho” Loop, get off at the “Bijutsukan-Iriguchi” or “Nakasanya” bus stop
◎From Chofu Station or Fuchu Station (Keio Line):
Take the “Keio bus Musashi-Koganei-eki” Line, get off at the “Maeharazaka” bus stop and walk 10 min.