Tokyo National Museum also opens in about 3 months

While the museums and galleries around the world were gradually reopened following the cancellation of the emergency declaration, the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, one of the largest in Japan, opened in advance on the 2nd after an advance reservation of about 3 months.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the Tokyo National Museum has been closed for a while since February 27, which had the effect of canceling or postponing the planned special exhibition.

After the declaration of the emergency situation was lifted, preparations were made for the reopening, and it opened for the first time in about three months at 10:30 am on the 2nd, and the people who were waiting for the reopening were immediately visiting.

In order to avoid congestion in the hall, an online pre-reservation system was introduced to limit the number of visitors, and thermography was used at the entrance to check if there were any people who had a fever, or for reception. We are installing an acrylic board to prevent infection.

In addition, a line was drawn in front of the display case to prevent people from gathering, and the benches in the hall were moved to leave a space.

A woman in her 60s living nearby said, "I used to go there often for a walk. I was so sad that I couldn't come for three months, so I'm really looking forward to it."

Kawasaki Taro Okamoto Museum also reopened

The Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki City, which was reopened on the 2nd after the cancellation of the emergency declaration, calls on visitors to cooperate in infection control measures with a unique notice.

The “Taro Okamoto Museum of Kawasaki Museum” has a collection of about 2000 works by Taro Okamoto, an artist from Kawasaki, and when it resumes for the first time in about two months on two days, many people immediately visited and the staff I called for sterilization and measured the body temperature and then guided me.

At the museum, there is a permanent exhibition introducing Taro Okamoto's works and other works, as well as a special exhibition of works by French sculptors, and a round sticker on the floor of the viewing space as a guide for visitors to keep a distance. Were pasted at intervals of 2 meters.

In the hall, a life-size panel of Taro Okamoto wearing a mask called "Please wear a mask", and Okamoto said "Keep a distance" to sit on the bench with a space. With a unique post, such as the picture of Taro, we invite visitors to cooperate in infection control measures.

Koji Osugi, a curator at the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki, said, ``We followed Taro Okamoto in a difficult time with Taro Okamoto, keeping in mind that Taro Okamoto will not be crowded in 3 places, following serious subjects with humor. I'd like to survive."