the watari-um gallery in tokyo which was opened in 1990 was designed by the swiss architect mario botta. the museum`s striking shape is a projection of the dimensions of the construction site on the edge of harajuku and gaienmae avenue. the name derives from the combination of the founder`s family name and the word `museum`.
although the museum is rather small, the museum is known for the regularly-held thematic exhibitions showing both japanese and international artists at all stages in their careers.
gps: 35.6707000732421 139.71339416503906 / code: japtok0075
location: japan, tokyo
architect: mario botta