Rodin in the East, Fumio Asakura

by Hiroyuki

Asakura Museum of SculptureRodin in the East, Fumio AsakuraAsakura Museum of Sculpture is located in the Yanaka district in Taito ward in Tokyo. This museum used to be a renowned sculptor named Fumio Asakura(1883-1964)'s  residence, private school and studio. Besides an exhibition of his excellent masterpieces, it is worth seeing the house and courtyard garden in the museum. It is really cozy and beautiful, in harmony with the taraditional Japanse style and western one. One of his works is put up in the campus of Waseda University. Its model is a famous politician and the founder of Waseda University, Shigenobu Okuma(1838-1922) . I would like to guide you in my tours to both the museum and Waseda University. Why don't you join my tour? 

The statue of Shigenobu Okuma in Waseda University

Rodin in the East, Fumio Asakura


16 May 2017

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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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