21-21 Design Sight is a very innovative museum. There is no permanent exhibit but rather original exhibits that rotate 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 Museum in Mid-town.
21-21 Design Sight is a design museum. which since its opening in 2007 has hosted exhibits that take
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.
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
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
21-21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Tokyo)
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