Past Exhibition



I Want You to Look at My Prospects for the Future: Plants and I

Yayoi Kusama was born to a well-established conservative family that owned a seed nursery business. She spent her childhood surrounded by her family’s seed harvesting grounds. As a little girl, she often went out into the flower fields with her sketchbooks, developing her passion for drawing. For the artist, plants have been both beloved subjects and frightening figures, instilling fear through hallucinations and reflecting her state of mind.

This exhibition will showcase Kusama’s botanical-themed works alongside a variety of her self-portraits, spanning from her early artistic period to the present. Introducing how the artist has overcome obsession through her self-imagery and its alternative representations, the exhibition will offer an opportunity to experience the world of Kusama’s creation.

L: Lingering Dream 1949
 / R: Self-portrait 1972



Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Year holidays: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Thursdays to Sundays and National Holidays


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The museum may be closed during the New Year holiday. Please check ’Calendar’ before visiting.


11:00 - 17:30



(including tax)

Admission Charges (including tax)

Adults: JPY1,000 Children aged 6-18: JPY600

*Children under age 6 are free of charge. *Group rates are not applicable.

Admission Times

①11:00 - 12:30 (Enter by 11:30)

②12:00 - 13:30 (Enter by 12:30)

③13:00 - 14:30 (Enter by 13:30)

④14:00 - 15:30 (Enter by 14:30)

⑤15:00 - 16:30 (Enter by 15:30)

⑥16:00 - 17:30 (Enter by 16:30)

*Please note the new admission times above.

Yayoi Kusama Museum has no designated waiting area for visitors arriving before the admission time. Please refrain from coming to the museum before your admission time.

All tickets must be purchased in advance online. Entry is timed and only valid for a specific 90 minute time-slot. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be changed. Tickets go on sale at 10 am (Japan Time) on the first of each month for entry in the month after next (for example, tickets for December 1 through December 24 go on sale from October 1). Please purchase tickets in advance from here.

Gallery Talks

Yayoi Kusama Museum will give two gallery talks each month about the highlights of the exhibition and the works on display.



  • October 6 (Sat.) 14:15~,
    October 21 (Sun.) 14:15~
  • November 3 (Sat.) 14:15~,
    November 10 (Sat.) 14:15~
  • December 1 (Sat.) 14:15~,
    December 16 (Sun.) 14:15~


  • January 12 (Sat.) 14:15~,
    January 26 (Sat.) 14:15~
  • February 9 (Sat.) 14:15~,
    February 16 (Sat.) 14:15~

Venue:Meeting point shall be announced on the day.

*imited to thirty people. Reservations for the talk itself are not accepted. Exhibition ticket holders of either 13:00-14:30 or 14:00-15:30 on the event day may attend the talk. (There is an admission charge for the museum.) Talks will be given in Japanese.