Kobe — Kansai-born artist Tadanori Yokoo has returned to his roots to open a special museum and studio in Nada, Kobe. The Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art is a four-story museum that houses more than 3,000 works, including paintings and posters.
The first floor is an open studio so you can have a nose at what he’s working on now. The second and third floors are exhibition areas, and the fourth floor will be used for special events. Around 100,000 visitors a year are expected. More than 450 people just went to see the opening ceremony, including architect Tadao Ando and writer Jakucho Setouchi.
Yokoo told The Daily Yomiuri: “I want to create more pieces in my hometown in the same way a salmon returns to the river of its birth to lay eggs.”