UESHIMA MUSEUM is located on the grounds of Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen, the alma mater of UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION owner Kankuro Ueshima. It is highly regarded for its emphasis on international perspective and high ethical standards in education under the fundamental goal of "Seek and Think for Oneself." (“Jicho-Jiko”) The museum’s building, named “Ueshima Tower, Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen”, was renovated from the former British School in Tokyo, which was established in 1988 and held its opening ceremony in September of the following year in the presence of the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The British School in Tokyo was utilized until August 2023 and was reopened as UESHIMA MUSEUM after renovation.

Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Ueshima Tower, Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (7 floors, total of 1400㎡)
Director: Kankuro Ueshima
Deputy Director: Tetsuji Fuwa
Advisors: Yukie Kamiya, Junya Yamamine


Established in Feb 2022 by entrepreneur and investor Kankuro Ueshima. He has begun his full-scale collection activities ever since.

Ueshima has always been agile and responsive in the concept of "contemporaneity”, and he quickly embodies the future and proactively contributes to building a better society. Based on the idea that both business and art are universal, UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION primarily focuses on artists with a strong sense of "contemporaneity", or young artists who are engaged in progressive creative activities.


Kankuro Ueshima

Founder of "UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION", born in Chiba prefecture, Japan in 1979.Graduated from Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Makuhari Senior High School in 1998, then enrolled in the Natural Sciences I at the University of Tokyo. While attending the Faculty of Engineering, he started his own business and has since developed a diversified business as an entrepreneur and investor.