Strolling through the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan was so amazing- especially- because I did not expect this crazy collection! We spent only a day in Hakone as we stayed in a traditional Ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) and I had not really looked what was around there. But apparently my husband did and he had this planned as a little surprise for me :)
In this little resort town known for its hot springs you get to this museum by taking the slowest but most fun little train up the mountain.
Marcello Mascherini – Chimera con Ali – 1963 – Bronze
Auguste Rodin, Balzac 1891 – 98 – that is when I was like wowowowow- what is this Rodin doing here
Henry Moore – Reclinging Figure: Arch Leg 1969-70
Many pieces of Henry Moore.
Nicolas Schöffer, Spatiodynamique No. 22 – 1954-80
The weather was wonderful and it was great walking around and get some fresh air but also look at art at the same time.
Susumu Shingu – Never Ending Dialogue 1978
There are about 120 sculptures on permanent display across the huge park.
I love when people are interacting with art :)
Carl Milles, The Hand of God 1954
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure 1969-70
This tower was my absolute favorite- kind of unassuming but once you go inside the full beauty of the windows is revealed
There are a couple buildings with collections of sculptures- including one dedicated to Pablo Picasso with about 300 pieces of his work (no photography allowed- so no photos of that part)
Oh Max Ernst you always make me laugh!
Seiko Sawada, Maiko (Dancing Girl) 1974
Francois Morellet, Spere-Trames 1862-63
Joan Miro, Personnage 1972 in front of this wooden construction
in which kids were playing in this colorful climbing thingi :)
Shin Yamamoto, Hey! 1992 – How can you not smile at this?
Isamu Noguchi – Rain Mountain 1982
Takao Tsuchida, Sound of Wind 1988 – I loved this!!!
and this ….
And …oh man …my husband…LOL – can’t bring him anywhere ;)
And a Dubuffet.
Hope you enjoyed this sculpture Art Stroll in Japan. Which is your favorite sculpture I showed?
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Nathalie, I love your art strolls.
Awe thank you for joining and coming along !
The black and red one with a human interacting with it!
I love the theme of so many of these…kinda like humans are just a small bit of the planet and yet we cover so much of it.
I loved that one too – Art that brings out any reaction in people is fascinating but especially when it makes people doing something fun and mimick it.
What an awsome experience. I’m so impressed that your husband set this little side trip up.
Yeah …he is a keeper …guess I need to more jazz concerts to pay back – LOL