A hub of architectural culture
Yoshiro Taniguchi (1904-1979) was born in Kanazawa, and is a prominent Japanese architect who built over 70 buildings and 40 memorials. He is the father of Yoshio Taniguchi (1937-), who redesigned the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York in 2004. The Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa was built to commemorate Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi. The building is a sophisticated piece of architecture that evokes the
work of Yoshiro Taniguchi. Among its displays is a replica of Yoshiro Taniguchi’s famous work, “Yushintei”, the Japanese-style annex of the State Guest House Akasaka Palace. Visitors can see architectural works of both Taniguchi architects, as well as learn about Kanazawa’s multi-layered architectural culture.
Photo: Toshiharu Kitajima
- 5-1-18 Tera-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 921-8033
- 310 yen (Separate charges for special exhibition)
- Business Hours
- 9:30–17:00(Visitors must enter by 16:30)
- Regular Holidays
- Mondays. (or the next day if Monday is a holiday)
Periods of exhibit change
Dec. 29 - Jan. 3
- By Public Transportation
- About 3 minutes by foot from the Hirokoji bus stop (No.RL10 or LL5) on the KANAZAWA LOOP BUS route.
- Parking: Large Vehicle
- Official Website
- on its official website.