Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


Hasegawa Machiko is the creator of the classic long-running anime series, Sazae-san. In hopes to share with the public the art collection she and her sister Mariko had collected over the years, she founded the Hasegawa Art Museum on November 3, 1985. Renamed the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum in 1992, the museum features original artwork from titles such as Sazae-san, Ijiwaru Basan (Granny Mischief), and Epuron Obasan, as well as Hasegawa Machiko's ceramics and watercolor illustrations.

Sightseeing Spot in This Area

The station nearest to the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum is Sakura-shimmachi Station, with statues of characters from Sazae-san at the station's North, South, and West Exits. Moreover, at the "Sazae-san Street" in the Sakura-Shimmachi Shopping District is a Sazae-san-themed cafe. A short distance away you can find a Setagaya City sightseeing destination, the only valley in the Tokyo metropolitan area's 23 wards – Todoroki Valley (as pictured). At 15 minutes by car away from the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum, come visit this oasis in the heart of the metropolis.