The leading Decorative Museum in the world
The Museum was located on the hill of
Hida Takayama in 1997, where you can view Japanese
Northern Alps and Takayama City. We collect glass
art works and furniture of European Art Nouveau and
Art Deco style which flourished in the end of 19th Century.
Since the museum was made based on the concept
“Beauty is in total”, we are highly evaluated in the world.
In the guidebook which is published from Michelin,
we have received three stars in 2007 for the first time and
in every revised edition from then on.
1-124-1, Kamiokamoto-cho, Takayama-shi, Gifu-Ken 506-0055, Japan
（20 or More）
|College/ High School Students||1,000yen||800yen|
Elementary School Students
Cafe and museum shop are admission FREE.
In the end of 19th Century, the art nouveau style flourished
in Europe. The style was adopted in many aspects of
daily life such as glass arts, furniture and lighting and
bore fruits of diverse beauty. At Hida Takayama Museum of Art,
we have a collection of these decorative artifacts,
including glass objects in art deco style and of modern times.
Our permanent exhibition includes works of Emile Galle which were exhibited at the
international exhibition in Paris, the fountain by Rene Lalique which was erected in Champs-Elysees,
the works of Louis Majorelle, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Gustav Klimt.
There are also furniture pieces designed by famous European designers of that time.
Rene Lalique “The Fountain of The Champs-Elysees Shopping Arcade”1926
In one aspect glassed-in space, you can appreciate artistic pieces with natural light.
The collection of this room is works by Emile Galle, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vienna Secession, Daum Freres, Schneider Freres and Muller Freres. Also there are masterpieces of glass works with paste of glass technique like Henri Cros, Amalric Walter.
The collection of this room is works by Rene Lalique, Maurice Marino and modern artists in glass such as Dale Chihuly, Czech artists and Japanese artists. Through modern from the early 20th century, you can see the historical transition of glass art.
Louis Majorelle is the greatest master of wooden work in Art Nouveau period. In 1900, Majorelle participated in an international exposition in Paris and was recognized as a leading artist of high quality furniture. The reason of his success was that he established modern and vitality designs breaking with typical 18th century’s style, even through maintain French furniture tradition as an evenest.
Louis Majorelle and Art Nouveau room is mainly composed of his series “Water Lily”; desk, chair, a set of drawing room, lighting, sofa and table.
Emile Galle was one of leading designer in porcelain and wooden art industry also besides being a glass artist. Galle put importance to decorations more than structure or materials. His works strongly had “Japonisme” influence on his wooden works more than glass works.
In Emile Galle and Art Nouveau room, there are precious pieces of furniture decorated with inlay technique.
A Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is a dominating artist from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Mackintosh is known for “Glasgow University of Arts”, private house “Hill House” and a tearoom “Willow Tea Room”.
C.R. Mackintosh Room is materialized a dining room from his design image which is award a special prize in the design competition “House for an Art Lover” in 1901.
In the end of 19th century, it was a big movement for architects to turn into new style from luxurious “Revival” style. “The Secession” is a group seeking for a new philosophy to against academism, and brought afresh movements. The most of member of the Vienna Secession were architects and designers, Josef Hoffman, Koloman Moser, Otto Wagner, but as expectation a painter Gustav Klimt was the first representative of the secession.
The works of the group are extremely simple and practical to compare with French Art Nouveau that was very decorative and exotic.
The Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte
After you have enjoyed the pieces in the exhibition room, there will be another pleasure waiting for you at the museum store. You will find not only our original goods, but also many other goods such as accessories which are selected from home and abroad or glasswork by glass artists. At the museum store full of glittering glasses and pleasure, you are sure to find your own treasure.
A Cafe & Restaurant in the style of C.R. Mackintosh, a famous 19th century Scottish architect. You can enjoy our chef’s specialty, made of local ingredients and seasonal dessert.
With the magnificent view of Northern Alps, please enjoy your precious time in our sunny garden.