The Yayoi Museum is maybe one of the most underappreciated small museums in Tokyo. The place is not only worth a visit, it has an interesting history as well. The museum was founded in 1984 and displays works created by the illustrator Kasho Takabatake. The history started in 1929 with a nine year old boy, Takumi Kano, who saw a picture called "Goodbye to my hometown" drawn by Takabatake. Years later he saw in 1965 he saw the picture again in a magazine and read that the illustrator was living in a retirement home in Akashi-city. The two men met and became friends. Takabatake eventually moved in with Kano, who founded the museum after the dead of his friend.
The museum is interconnected with the Takehisa Yumeiji Museum and the admission few paid at the entrance is for both museums.
The Museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00, but closed on Mondays
31 December and 1 January
Adults: Yen 900
University and high school students: Yen 800
Junior high school and elementary school students: Yen 400.
(admission fee for the Takehisa Yumeiji Museum is included)