Message from the Chairperson

  • The Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (TMFHC) has been making efforts to promote arts and culture in Tokyo and preserve and develop the Edo-Tokyo historical heritage by managing the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, the Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, the Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en (Open Air Architectural Museum), the Tokyo Photographic Art Musuem, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. The TMFHC also develops a wide range of projects for implementation of cultural events and support of cultural activities, such as the Arts Council Tokyo.

    Under the severe financial situation facing the central and local governments, municipal cultural facilities must respond to a growing demand to adopt a public-oriented stance by catering to diverse needs in addition to the steady implementation of projects designed to fulfill the purpose of their establishment. As a public interest incorporated foundation, the TMFHC intends to further commit itself to the mission of promoting the arts and culture of Tokyo and respond to the expectations of the general public through creative management initiatives, all the while remaining open to suggestions and opinions.

    Culture is the wellspring of a city’s appeal and vitality. It has the power to enrich the human soul. Through its various activities, the TMFHC intends to contribute to the further prosperity of Tokyo and the development of enriched local communities.

    I would like to invite you to take advantage of the facilities managed by the TMFHC and give us the benefit of your honest and unrestrained comments and opinions.

  • Chairperson Hisashi Hieda

    Chairperson Hisashi Hieda

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