For anyone who enjoys the sight of old-fashioned Japanese houses and the rich culture that flourished in the early 1900s, the Nezu residential district of central Tokyo is a wonderful place for a stroll. The joint Takehisa Yumeji and Yayoi Museums are located in two adjacent buildings in a side street near the Tokyo University. Takumi Kano, a Japanese lawyer, established the Yayoi museum in honor of the painter Takahata Kasho. Six years later, the Takehisa Yumeji Museum followed.
正式进入美术馆之后，扑面而来的，便是大正的建筑气息，结构趋于洋调，巴洛克式的色调，在馆内，很有一种忧郁神秘的气氛。因为美术馆是旧 式旅馆改造的，所以构造与普通的美术馆，有着很大的区别。又因与弥生馆共处一馆，未免有些局促，但游览顺序井然有序，并不影响参观。陈旧的黑色木制楼梯， 房间，洋式吊灯和玻璃窗，鹅黄色的灯光，使得展馆内部越发地沉静深邃了起来。
Many people associate Japan with Anime and Manga, especially all the school girls anime are very popular. As a fan of those cute school uniform, the ongoing exhibition at the Yayoi Art Museum when i visited was about sailor style school uniforms.
You can see many different kinds of sailor school uniform from different generations. From British style navy blue uniforms from the 20th century to current ones. There are also many very old paintings and fashion magazines from 20th century. It is very interesting to see so many different sailor school uniform styles. You can also buy postcards of those pictures at the entrance of the museum.
Takehisa Yumeji 竹久 夢二 was a Japanese poet and painter. He never studied drawing neither in any painting school nor under any teacher formally. His drawings, mostly of Japanese beauties, were regarded as unorthodox and were disregarded in the painting circles of his day. Takehisa’s works did acquire great popularity among ordinary people and to this day have many ardent fans in Japan and abroad. At an earlier stage in his life he intended to become a poet, but knowing he could not make a living as a poet, he began drawing pictures.
Takehisa’s works are said to epitomize the lyricism of the Taisho Era. The era is often described as Japan’s good old days, as most of it was a time of peace between two world wars and the culture was being enriched by the influence of Western culture and free ideologies. The collection changes every three months to study Takeshisa's work from different perspectives.
The museum, the exterior of which resembles the Hotel Kikufuji that once stood nearby, is next to the time-honored brick buildings of the University of Tokyo and stands amid old-fashioned, wooden houses dotting the district.