(栃木県立美術館) Location: Utsunomiya Web: www.art.pref.tochigi.lg.jp/en/index.html The museum houses a collection of Japanese modern and contemporary artworks, primarily those with connection to Tochigi Prefecture. It is also notable for the works by famous artists of Western Europe such as France, England and Germany. (宇都宮美術館) Location: Utsunomiya Web: u-moa.jp The museum focuses on collecting
(福島県立美術館) Location: Fukushima Web: art-museum.fcs.ed.jp/English The museum houses a vast selection of 3,800 works, ranging from French Impressionism, 20th American Realism, Japanese modern paintings, prints, earthenwares, ceramics to textiles. (諸橋近代美術館) Location: Kitashiobara Web: dali.jp/en/ The permanent collection includes over three hundred forty pieces by Salvador Dalíqua the fourth largest Dalí Museum in
ARTIST miu, born 1975 in Japan, graduated from Takarazuka Art and Design University and studied under GUTAI master Shozo Shimamoto. She works mainly with cement, concrete and plastic materials. Through her art, she tries to sublimate the mirthless negativity associated with concrete into works that radiate hope and happiness. Concrete and
(山形美術館) Location: Yamagata Web: www.yamagata-art-museum.or.jp/en The collection includes works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Takahashi Yuichi, as well as Yosa Buson’s six-panel byōbu of 1779, Oku no Hosomichi (Important Cultural Property). (土門拳記念館) Location: Sakata Web: www.domonken-kinenkan.jp/english/ Ken Domon is one of the representative photographers of postwar Japan. Here, all 70,000 pieces
(岩手県立美術館) Location: Morioka Web: www.ima.or.jp/en/ The museum collection consists mainly of works from modern Iwate artists including Tetsugoro Yorozu, Shunsuke Matsumoto, and Yasutake Funakoshi. The permanent collection also features paintings, sculptures, and craftworks from currently active artists.
(秋田県立美術館) Location: Akita Web: www.akita-museum-of-art.jp/contents/contents_show.php?contents_id=201 The museum exhibits a large collection of work by Fujita Tsuguharu (1886-1968), also known as Leonard Foujita, who is arguably Japan’s most famous Western style painter. (秋田県立近代美術館) Location: Yokote Web: www.pref.akita.jp/gakusyu/public_html/ Works held at the museum include Western-style Akita Ranga (paintings of Akita orchids), painted in this
(北海道立近代美術館) Location: Sapporo Web: www.dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/knb/ The collection consists of works by Jules Pascin and his contemporaries in the Ecole de Paris active during the 1920-30s; glassworks from Art Nouveau to contemporary pieces, both inside and outside Japan; works by artists closely related to Hokkaido; Optical Art and other contemporary trends. (北海道立三岸好太郎美術館) Location: Sapporo Web: www.dokyoi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/mkb/
(青森県立美術館) Location: Aomori Web: www.aomori-museum.jp/en/index.html Visitors will be able to enjoy the works of highly unique and individualistic artists related to Aomori prefecture. This includes Shiko Munakata, Jun-ichiro Sekino, Yoshishige Saito, Tadahiro Ono, Uichi Takayama, Kojin Kudo, Tetsumi Kudo, Shuji Terayama, Tohl Narita, Yoshitomo Nara, and many others. There are also works