The Kuroda Memorial Hall was completed in 1928 in accordance with the will of the painter Kuroda Seiki, who is also known as the father of Japanese painting, and houses and exhibits works donated by his bereaved family.

The museum exhibits oil paintings, pastel paintings and watercolors by decade, and each exhibition has a special theme.

The building was designed by the late Shinichiro Okada, a professor of architecture at the Tokyo Fine Arts School who also designed the Kabuki-za Theater, Meiji Seimei Kan, and Nicolai Hall.

Kuroda Memorial Hall


nameKuroda Memorial Hall
business hoursThursday and Saturday: 13:00-16:00
business holidayClosed during the summer: Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, October 8
Closed during winter
residence13-43 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
telephone number03-3823-4829 (National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo)


  • Walking : About 10 minutes on foot from JR Ueno Station or Uguisudani Station
  • 15 minutes on foot from Ueno Station (Subway Ginza Line/Hibiya Line)
  • Walk: 20 minutes from Ueno Station on the Keisei Electric Railway Line

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