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21-21 Design Sight

21-21 Design Sight, Roppongi

21-21 Design Sight21-21 Design Sight is a very innovative museum. There is no permanent exhibit but rather original exhibits that rotatetop_poster every five to six months. I attended the present exhibit “Measuring: This much. That much. How much?” with my son who does not like math so much. He and I had a great time thinking about how area, weight, speed, etc. are measured. Great exhibit to take tweens or teens. The Measuring exhibit will run until May 31st, 2015.  Combine a trip to 21-21 Design Sight with a visit to the Suntory IMG_9050Museum in Mid-town.

 

21-21 Design Sight is a design museum. which since its opening in 2007 has hosted exhibits that take

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subjects close to us, like chocolate, water, man, nature, and bones, as their themes to turn our eyes toward society and make us think about the future. 21-21 Design Sight

was founded by three famous and talented designers; Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh, and Naoto Fukasawa, and the building was designed by Tadao Ando. 21-21 Design Sight was developed to be a place where visitors could understand design, think about future design and its everyday applications. This was very true in the exhibit we experienced.

Here is a brief summary from the 21-21 Design Sight website.

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Insight and a discerning eye are essential in design. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT was born as a venue to redirect our eyes to everyday things and events, and create various proposals and communicate numerous discoveries from the design point of view. As a place where visitors can be exposed to the pleasures of design and have new experiences filled with surprises, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT focuses on exhibitions and runs a diversified program that includes talks and workshops. It is a launch pad that provides the vision (sight) to search for, discover, and make things indispensable to the times and design as culture that enlivens our daily lives.

21-21 Design Sight Details

Address:9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Phone: 03-3475-2121
Open days and hours: Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesday); 11:00 – 20:00 (Entrance until 19:30)
Cost: Adults 1,000 yen, university student 800 yen, high and junior high school student 500 yen, ages 12 and under free
Access: 5 min walk from Roppongi station (exit 6) on the Toei Oedo Line, and  Nogizaka station (exit 3) on the Chiyoda Line  
Website:http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/

 21-21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Tokyo)

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