POLA MUSEUM ANNEX was opened in September 2002 in the Pola Ginza Building of POLA INC. It temporarily closed for redecoration in December 2007, and then reopened in October 2009 in the new Pola Ginza Building under a concept of three "beauties": "Beauty", "Art", and "delicious food". In contrast to the Pola Museum of Art in Hakone which exhibits Western art, Japanese modern art, Japanese and Oriental ceramics, glass handicrafts, and make-up tools, the POLA MUSEUM ANNEX holds project exhibitions covering a wide range of contemporary art. You can easily view the art in Ginza due to it having no entrance fee, and stimulate your sense of beauty and the sensibility.
The facade of Pola Ginza Building was designed by the NY-based designer, Chuck Hoberman, under the concepts of "Water", "Light", and "Time". The lighting was designed by Shozo Toyohisa. The LED in the facade lights up in the evenings, and the facade waves at every hour on the hour. The facade of the light seems different at daytime and night as beautifully shining on the city.