Tokyo Travels: Pigment

This month we highlight a few of our favorite spots in Tokyo as we go wrap up our summer travels. Check back every week for recommendations, traveling tips and sights to see! 

Located in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Pigment is a stunning museum and art supply sore that periodically hosts art workshops. Designed by legendary Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, Pigment's walls are lined with over 4,200 colors of raw pigment that can only be described as a visual marvel.

Just like a museum, Pigment aims to pass down traditional manufacturing methods through their precious art supplies and pass down their knowledge of such crafts to younger generations.

We highly recommend stopping by during your next visit to Tokyo!

  Pigment carries brushes of various kinds, like  goat hair, weasel hair, rabbit hair, nylon hair,  as well as flat brushes  used for restoration of cultural monuments in Kyoto.

Pigment carries brushes of various kinds, like  goat hair, weasel hair, rabbit hair, nylon hair,  as well as flat brushes used for restoration of cultural monuments in Kyoto.

 Over 4500 jars of pigment line the walls of this concept store. The store also sells rare natural mineral pigments for creating unique hues. 

Over 4500 jars of pigment line the walls of this concept store. The store also sells rare natural mineral pigments for creating unique hues. 

  A selection of different types of brushes found at Pigment. 

 A selection of different types of brushes found at Pigment. 

 Aside from selling rare art supplies, Pigment hosts regular workshops by art professors and supply manufacturers to pass on some key traditional art techniques to the younger generation.  

Aside from selling rare art supplies, Pigment hosts regular workshops by art professors and supply manufacturers to pass on some key traditional art techniques to the younger generation.  

 A storefront sign welcoming you inside. 

A storefront sign welcoming you inside. 

WORDS BY CHRIS SETTY