Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery

Local name明治神宮聖徳記念絵画館
LocationTokyo, Japan

Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery opened in Tokyo, Japan, in 1926. In June 2011, the Gallery was designated an Important Cultural Property. Inside are eighty paintings depicting events from the life of Emperor Meiji, by forty leading nihonga and forty leading yōga artists.Wall art collections are displayed to show the events from the birth to the demise of the Meij'i Emperor in chronological order, with the titles of the

works representing the events. The first 40 works are Japanese-style paintings, while the later 40 are Western-style works. The pictures, each measuring about 3m x 2.7m.The building was designed by architect Masatsugu Kobayashi and completed on 22 October 1926. Kobayashi's design was chosen from 156 entries in a public design competition held in 1918. His original drawing was modified by Meijijingu Zoeikyoku.

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Address Tokyo, Japan

Coordinates 35°40'43.483" N 139°43'3.443" E

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