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Outline (The Opening of KAMAKURA Ended)

The KAMAKURA building situated in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu premises at Yukinoshita of Kamakura city had opened its doors in 1951 as the first public modern art museum in Japan. It was designed by Junz? Sakakura (1901 -1969), a cherished disciple of Le Corbusier, the most prominent architect of the 20th century. The building is in perfect harmony with the historical environment of Hachimangu and is internationally famous as an architecture representing modern and contemporary Japan. In 1999, it was amongst the 20 selected architectures of modern Japan by DOCOMOMO(Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement). The appealing aspect of the building and its environment more than compensates for the lack of modern facilities (such as elevators).


The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura

2-1-53 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0005
Tel. +81 467 22 5000

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