Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

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Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
東京都庭園美術館
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Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is located in Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Location of The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Japan
Location 5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 3166-2 35°38′13″N 139°43′09″E / 35.636889°N 139.719083°E / 35.636889; 139.719083
Type Art museum
Owner Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Website http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/

The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (東京都庭園美術館 Tōkyō-to Teien Bijutsukan?) is an art museum in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a prefectural government.[1] Teien means Japanese garden and the museum is named so because the building is surrounded by a garden and sculptures.

The museum is located in Minato ward, just east of Meguro Station. The museum is housed in an Art Deco building that was previously the residence of Prince Asaka Yasuhiko (1933–47), the official residence of Prime Minister (1947–50), and the State Guest House (1950–74). The residence was opened to the public as a museum in 1983. After undergoing extensive renovation in 2013, the museum was re-opened to the public once again in November of 2014.

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  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.

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Coordinates: 35°38′12.8″N 139°43′8.7″E / 35.636889°N 139.719083°E / 35.636889; 139.719083