Shuji Terayama was an Avant Garde poet, dramatist, writer, film director, and photographer during the Japanese new Wave (cinematic era). Because his works were very symbolic and provocative, he was also known as “a word alchemist”.
      He was born on 10 December, 1935, the only son of Hachiro and Hatsu Terayama, in Hirosaki City, Aomori prefecture. Because his father was a police officer, the family moved oftern around the prefecture. During Wold War Ⅱ, Shuji’s father did not survive. Afterwards, Shuji was sent to live with relatives in Misawa City, while his mother worked on a US military base in Kyushu. Shuji was such a prolific artist, producing more than 200 works. His better known works include  “書を捨てよ、町へ出よう” (Throw Away Your Books, Run into the Streets!) in 1970, “田園に死す”(Death in the Country) in 1974, “青ひげ” (Bluebeard), “イエス” (Yes) and more!     


116-2955 Sabishirotai

GPS Coordinate: N40.742313, E141.365285

TEL 0176- 59-3434  
 Open Hour 

April through October 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

November through March 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Every Monday

If a Japanese holiday falls on Monday, then the museum will be open on that Monday but will be closed the following day. 

Year-end/New-year's holidays (from December 29 to January 3)


Adult: ¥300

High School Student and College Student: ¥100

Elementary School and Junior High School Student: ¥50

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 Shuji Terayama Museum













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