Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum, Kanazawa

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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, also known as IPMA, is the main art gallery of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a prefecture.The collection includes some of the prefecture's most important cultural assets and works by artists with some connection to the region. It is located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa within the grounds of the Kenrokuen Garden.The gallery was first opened in 1959. When the collection ougrew its original building, a new facility was constructed. The current structure was completed in 1983.The museum has a large permanent collection; and only part of it is exhibited at any one time. The core collection includes significant works from the Maeda family collection which had been previously housed in at the University of Tokyo.
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  • The January, "Takayama Ukon and his time" exhibition was held. So-called namban art of the 17th century, the Hokuriku region and introduced the Kirishitan relic was exhibited from the 16th century that reflects the influence of Takayama Ukon relics and historical documents, Western culture, were deprived of eyes, an interesting article. Takayama Ukon, along with the baptismal name "just". Exiled Christian samurai Naito's Hermitage, and Ukita fallow to take care as Maeda family 客将, 1614, Tokugawa Ieyasu continued for missionary work until the expulsion to the Kirishitan ban Decree Manila.
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  • The Art museum has a Tsujitani-Musee DE H~kanazawa, a delicious and affordable restaurant, a quiet atmosphere in the restaurant, and a stunning view of the window maple, which is worth the recommended trip.
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  • The museum here has curated a tasteful collection. Of particular note are the brilliantly preserved Edo period collection of high quality craftsmanship combined with tasteful brilliant artistic integr...  more »
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  • High quality arts and crafts masterpieces, beautiful and rare. The setting and lighting is alright but pretty common for Japan museum. I sincelery regret the lack of English written translations.
  • Very aesthetically set up museum. Small collections in large airy light spaces. Wonderful cafe worth a bit of a long wait to get in
  • Wonderful cafe, beautiful architecture that shows the greenery around it; uncluttered exhibition halls that show the focal pieces very well
  • A multi century tour of local artists working in a variety of different styles (ranging from crafts to sculpture to Western oil painting). Relaxing, spacious facility with lots of rest areas and very few tourists make it a good casual afternoon.
  • Not bad, but a bit depressing since no one is there

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