Sunday, December 27, 2009


One of my favorite museums right now is the one I recently wrote about, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. It's about 20 minutes away from Shibuya, away from the noise and chaos of the city. It's so pretty inside when the light shines in.

These white panels are the artwork of Takehiko Inoue, famous for the manga "Slam Dunk". They tell a story, with the huge artwork as the last scene. His artwork is really amazing...the last one you can kind of see in the picture is incredibly intense in real life, with beautiful brushstrokes and really intricate but powerful details.

There's a restaurant here, but my favorite is the slightly less expensive Cafe Hai. It's a Vietnamese-style cafe, something I feel like there isn't much of here in Japan.
MOTにはレストランもあるけど、お気に入りはちょっと安めのCafe Hai。日本では割と少なめな(気がする)ベトナム料理のカフェです。

The delicious Vietnamese coffee...

rice noodles and salad...

This is such a great museum to spend a relaxing day--once it gets warmer, it would be nice to eat outside or roam around the garden and the courtyard.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5245-4111
Hours: 10:00-18:00
Takehiko Inoue Artwork: ~2010/3/28

TEL: 03-5245-4111
井上雄彦 エントランス・スペースプロジェクト:~2010/3/28


Melanie M said...

OH MY GOSH! That food ... MMMMMMMMM. That food looks great!

Dylana said...


Anonymous said...

Mmm yummy! ;))

博子 川久 said...

This blog is such a good idea! I will make notes from what you post here for my next trip to Tokyo, thank you for these posts and thank you for your comment ^.^

Julie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, Kiyo. I like your blog, too. The pictures are great and I like that it is bi-lingual.

I have a Japanese blog, too. but my Japanese is very strange and I make a lot of mistakes. Ha.

There are a few great Vietnamese cafes in Osaka, too. I love the coffee, but it is very sweet so I try not to drink it too often.

Take care and keep in touch!