This building is standing side by side with the Tokyo National Museum, across from Ueno Park.
It used to be the Keisei Electric Railway old museum zoo station which has been used as the nearest station of the Tokyo Imperial Museum (now the Tokyo National Museum) and the Ueno Ueno Zoo.
Along with the decrease in users, we had to suspend business in 1997. In April 2018, as a building with historical value that is important for the landscape, it was the first railway facility "Tokyo Metropolitan Selected History Building It was selected as "thing".
Renovation work was carried out on this machine, furthermore, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Art Department manager, UENOYES * A comprehensive producer Mr. Katsuhiko Hibino designed by entrance to the entrance was newly constructed.
* Art project with the theme of social inclusion. With the aim of new social participation of people from the beginning of culture, regardless of disability, with various people from races and countries, from children to adults, develop various programs throughout the year, from Ueno We are disseminating it to the world.
On November 23, 2018, a part of the Keisei Electric Railway old museum zoo station building will be opened to the public. At the same time, within the station building, a limited-time installation work "Following the Ana-rabbit" will be on display as a "Historical Cultural Resource Utilization Program" that is part of the UENOYES project.
I participated in a press tour that was held prior to that, so I will tell you the situation.
Open the new door and go inside.
When you open the door, there is a huge anaba!
Because the ticket gate of the old museum zoo station is in the basement, this work seems to have a motif of a rabbit who has habits of digging soil and creating a nest .
This station was loved by many people. Graffiti at the time of the active duty is left on the wall of the station building.
The story that Shiratama Ryotoya written down on Ueno's research was written by Mr. Sakata Akiko of art and was supported by the technical scientist of Mr. Ken Mori, a scientific museum · support researcher at the National Science Museum · Animal Research Division Exhibition.
Both Rikya and Sakata say that this station building is a "space inspired by artists".
Mr. Mori says that he usually creates skeletal specimens by 3D scan and printer, but he seems to have been heard from Mr. Yoko when he thought that it would be able to touch people's eyes. It was in 1997 that the old museum zoo station stopped operating, but due to the idea of Mr. Mori, the genuine exhibition of the skull of Huang Huan of the giant panda who died the same year came true.
In this way the installation work "chasing the announcer" . There is a unique world view that draws in what you see from the moment you open the door.
You can actually touch the entrance rabbit or book, the skull replica, and you can do graffiti on the glass.
Even those who have never used the old museum zoo station, you will be able to enjoy the work with a thought on the history of the station building.
Since it will be a limited-time exhibition until February 24, 2019, how about going to the old museum zoo station on this occasion?
Opening and exhibition of the old museum zoo station "Hosting chase after ana rabbit" Summary
|A session|| Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 23, 2018 (Friday, congratulation) to February 24 (Sun) in 2019
※ 39 days in total excluding December 28 to 30
|time|| 11: 00 ~ 16: 00
※ The final admission is until 15:30 (Capacity system · Replacement system when crowded)
|place||Old museum zoo station building station building|
Related events will also be held. Please check the official website for details.