The museum is home to a collection of approximately 480 realist painting masterpieces mainly by contemporary artists collected by the museum’s founder, Mr. Masao Hoki, and an Italian restaurant and café where visitors can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and wines while taking in the view of the forest.
So that the building itself would become a part of Mr. Hoki’s collection, the interior space is completely free of clutter, such as wall-finish and flooring joints, as well as suspended lighting. Together with the distinctive form of the building’s exterior, the interior space creates an optimal viewing environment for visitors to come face-to-face with every work of art, shut off from the outside world.
During renovation, the main electrical and heating facilities were moved aboveground and watertight doors were installed throughout the building. Various measures were also put into place to prevent damage from the unpredictable flooding caused by recent torrential rains that have been seen in various parts of the country. As the museum marks its 10th anniversary, the building has been updated to enhance its appeal, including refurbishing the finish of the interior and introducing a voice guidance system with the latest digital tools.
In response to the client’s strong desire to reopen the museum, the former architectural designers and contractors joined hands last fall, working together to bring the museum to the present. We invite you to visit the Hoki Museum, which features a fresh, new appeal.
Message from Ms. Hiroko Hoki, Director
|Location||:||Midori-ku, Chiba City|
|Structure||:||Steel, partially reinforced concrete|
|Construction completed||:||August 2010
(renovation completed in August 2020)
|Location||:||3-15 Asumigaoka Higashi, Midori-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, 267-0067|
|Hours||:||10AM to 5:30 PM (from Saturday, August 1, 2020)
* Closed Tuesdays
* Admission by reservation only for designated dates and times.
Reservations are currently being accepted by phone or through the museum’s website. For more information, please visit the museum’s website.
|Exhibitions||:||Special exhibitions: Collection of works by Sosuke Morimoto and the 3rd Hoki Museum Award Exhibition
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment and reopening of the museum, an exhibition will be held featuring the works of one of Japan’s leading realist painters, Sosuke Morimoto (1937-2015). This was the museum’s very first collection and starting point at the time it was established. The 3rd Hoki Museum Award Exhibition will also be held at the same time.
To enter: Please send your name, address and phone number to email@example.com with “Hoki Art Museum Present Entry” in the subject line.The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 6, 2020.
The Exhibition Room: by Nacasa & Partners Inc.
Museum Director of Hoki Museum: by Hoki Museum
The Others: by Harunori Noda [Gankohsha]