Teshima Yokoo House

The “Teshima Yokoo House”, a collaboration between artist Tadanori Yokoo and architect Yuko Nagayama, was created by altering and renovating an old private house located in a hamlet in the Ieura District, facing the harbor that forms the entrance to Teshima Island. Making full use of the building’s existing layout, the exhibition areas are divided into a “Main House,” a “Warehouse,” and an “Outhouse,” displaying 11 two-dimensional works. Other features-a stone garden with a pond, and a cylindrical tower-are devoted to installations, so that the art spaces seem to expand symbolically to cover the entire site, making it a philosophical zone that simultaneously calls to mind thoughts of both life and death. Thanks to the building’s use of tinted glass to control light and color, the sunshine, breezes, and natural hues of the island, as well as the artworks themselves, assume a range of different appearances, turning visitors’ spatial experience into a series of interconnected collages.

Artist: Tadanori Yokoo  Architect: Yuko Nagayama
Photo: Tadasu Yamamoto

Closed Tuesdays (March – November)
Tuesdays to Thursdays (December – February)
*Open on national holidays but closed the next day.
*Open on Tuesdays when Monday falls on a national holiday but closed on the next day.
*For more information, please check Open Days Calendar.
Hours April – September 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 4:30 p.m.)
October – February 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Last admittance: 3:30 p.m.)
※March 10:00~11:30/12:30~17:00 (Last admittance: 4:30p.m.)
Admission ¥ 520  *free for children 15 and under
Viewing Time 30 minutes
Group Visits
(10 people and more)
Group visits to the museum must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day to avoid overcrowding. A group of up to 20 is admitted in every 30 minutes.
Parking Please use Ieura Port parking lot
Inquiry 0879-68-3555 (Teshima Art Museum)
Address 2359 Ieura, Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 7614661 Japan
URL http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/teshima-yokoohouse.html
Access From Ieura Port
5 minutes on foot