Art Curator Japan

(群馬県立近代美術館) Location: Takasaki Web: mmag.pref.gunma.jp/english/index.htm The museum has a group of works by artists born in Gunma, including Fukuzawa Ichiro, Yamaguchi Kaoru, and Tsuruoka Masao and the Koho-an Inoue Collection, made up of classic Japanese and Chinese art. It also contains a wide range of modern Japanese and modern Western art,Continue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(神奈川県立近代美術館) Location: Hayama Web: www.moma.pref.kanagawa.jp/en/ The museum has wide range of collections. Western style painting: Yuichi Takahashi, Tetsugoro Yorozu, Ryusei Kishida, Harue Koga, Shunsuke Matsumoto, etc. Japanese style painting: Tamako Kataoka, Makoto Mikami, Masayoshi Nakamura, Hoshun Yamaguchi, etc. Many other pieces of photography and sculpture. (横浜美術館) Location: Yokohama Web: yokohama.art.museum/eng/index.html The museum has a largeContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(埼玉県立近代美術館) Location: Saitama Web: www.pref.spec.ed.jp/momas/?page_id=61 The museum displays works of art by modern Western and Japanese artists. The artwork on display includes everything from Picasso, Renault, and Chagall, to the work of local artists. In addition to the regular exhibits, the museum has special exhibitions based on unique themes. (さいたま市大宮盆栽美術館) Location: SaitamaContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(千葉県立美術館) Location: Chiba Web: www2.chiba-muse.or.jp/www/ART/contents/1520270199902/index.html The museum collects works by artists who are related to Chiba Prefecture and who are both from domestic and international sources focusing on modern and contemporary art. Especially, it systematically collects works by the artists who are connected with the Prefecture of Chiba such as ChuContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(茨城県近代美術館) Location: Mito Web: www.modernart.museum.ibk.ed.jp/english/index.html The museum has a collection of works from artists such as Yokoyama Taikan, Hishida Shunso, and Shimomura Kanzan. They also have a collection of Japanese-style paintings by Ogawa Usen who loved to depict people doing agriculture and animals living in harmony with nature. They also haveContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(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 collectingContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(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 inContinue Reading

Art Curator Japan

(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 piecesContinue Reading