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A Guide to Shiga Museums

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

(滋賀県立近代美術館)

Location: Otsu

Web: www.shiga-kinbi.jp/?page_id=8954

The museum collection is in 3 categories;

  1. Modern Japanese style painting, especially the works related to the Japan Art Academy (Nihon Bijutsu-in).
  2. Works related to Shiga prefecture.
  3. Postwar contemporary art especially from U.S.A. and Japan.
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Sagawa Art Museum

(佐川美術館)

Location: Moriyama

Web: www.sagawa-artmuseum.or.jp/en/

The S.A.M.'s mission is to contribute to the promotion and development of art and culture, through a variety of cultural initiatives, focused on the exhibition of works by outstanding artists that embody the spirit of Japanese art, such as the painter Hirayama Ikuo, the sculptor Sato Churyo, and the ceramic artist Raku Kichizaemon.

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Miho Museum

(Miho Museum)

Location: Koga

Web: www.miho.or.jp/en/

The Miho Museum’s collection started from the wide array of tea ceremony utensils, Shinto/Buddhist art, paintings/calligraphy, ceramics, lacquerware and other Japanese art. The collection contains about 3,000 artworks from Japan and the ancient orient, of which 250 to 500 are on display at any given time.

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