Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Marunouchi Tokyo

Mitsubishi Ichigokan(No.1 building) was built by British architect Josiah Conder in 1894, which was soon after Japan has opened the country after the war again. It was the first Western-style office building in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district, making use of the Queen Anne style of architecture that was popular in England in the late 19th century. It had played a role of the symbol of Japan’s modernization. Having aged significantly, the original structure was torn down in 1968. 40 year later in 2010, it has been reconstructed according to Conder’s original plans and became Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum.

For exhibitions, the museum put focuses on both Japanese art and Western art. Recently, Impressionist art exhibition was held collecting famous paintings by Paul Cezanne, Renoir, van Gogh etc.

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum is also known as its museum shop ‘Store1894’.High quality authentic goods collected from all around the world and the museum’s original goods are arranged. And ‘Café 1894’ is also known for its classic atmosphere. In old time, that space was the business room for the bank. Now you can have Western style dishes, sweets, drinks. Sometimes there is a dish collaborating with exhibition they hold in the museum.

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