The Sogetsu Kaikan, the building of Sogetsu Foundation Headquarters, is the home of Sogetsu Ikebana and other creative activities beyond each genre. Designed by the world-renowned architect, Kenzo Tange, it was completed in 1977 and received the Building Contractors Society Award in 1979.
The Sogetsu Kaikan
2-21, Akasaka 7-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8505
5-min. walk from Minami Aoyama Exit No. 4 of Aoyama Itchome Station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line and Toei Subway Oedo Line
10-min. walk from Exit No.3 of Akasaka Mitsuke Station of Tokyo Metro Ginza line and Marunouchi Line
※No public parking space is available. Please use public transportation or metered parking nearby.
Opening dates and hours
9:30-17:30 on Mondays through Fridays.
*Saturdays, Sundays and holidays closed.
*In addition to the above, the Sogetsu Kaikan may be specially opened or closed during an event. Please contact us to check.
The Sogetsu Kaikan
About the Facilities
Basement and 1st Floor｜Sogetsu Hall
Seating up to 526 people, Sogetsu Hall is suitable for various events including musical concerts, films, plays, and seminars.
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1st Floor｜Sogetsu Plaza
The Sogetsu Plaza was designed by world-famous artist, Isamu Noguchi. The plaza, a rock garden titled “Tengoku” (heaven) is a sculpture work of Today, and
is used for the exhibitions of Sogetsu artists , the construction of works for the Sogetsu Seminars, and also is available for rent for art events.
Relaxation area for Sogetsu Teachers’ Association members.
The library is open to the public, but advanced reservation is required. You can browse art related magazines and exhibition catalogs including those related to ikebana.
*In principle, communication is in Japanese only and most of our books are written in Japanese.
Please arrange an interpreter for yourself if you need one.
Opening dates and hours: 9:30-17:30 on Mondays to Fridays. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Library, General Affairs Department, Sogetsu Foundation
4th Floor｜Shop Area
Essential items for ikebana such as textbooks, flower vases, and scissors are available.
Flora/ Sogetsu Shuppan
TEL (Toll-free number)：0120-087-202
4th and 5th Floor｜ Ikebana Class Rooms
Used for International Class, Junior Class, Ceramics Class, etc.
5th Floor｜Japanese Room
You can see seasonal Ikebana works, a large one and a small one.
In addition, there are permanent exhibitions of art works selected from the Sogetsu collection, such as the objects made by former Iemotos, framed pictures, hanging scrolls, and a bronze bust of Sofu Teshigahara by Tadayoshi Sato.
The Japanese Room is open for public viewing except when it is closed for an event. Please contact us to check.
Opening dates and hours: 9:30-17:30 on Mondays through Fridays, closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
General Affairs Department, Sogetsu Foundation
Sogetsu WEST will open on the first floor of the Hotel Emion KYOTO on Saturday, August 1st, 2020!
Sogetsu Ceramic Kiln
The ceramic studio, surrounded by a rich natural environment, welcomes anyone or any group wishing to have the creative experience of making ikebana containers at a reasonable price.