Hasegawa Machiko Museum
Closes Feb. 13

If you were to ask a Japanese person to name a very popular anime titles, he or she would likely mention “Sazae-san,” the amusing adventures of a ordinary Japanese family. While the TV program and the original comic-book series has become a household name, loved nationwide since its beginnings in the postwar era, not all “Sazae-san” fans may know that the series’ author, Machiko Hasegawa (1920-1992), was also an avid art collector. She owned more than 100 art pieces, a collection that is now housed at the Hasegawa Machiko Museum in Setagaya Ward and has since been added to by her sister Mariko.

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