Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki

When it opened in 1930, Ohara Museum of Art held the first collection of Western art to be permanently exhibited in Japan. Created in honor of painter Kojima Torajiro, the museum now houses an expansive collection of Western and 20th century Japanese art, with special emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century French painting and sculpture. Start your tour at the classically styled Main Gallery, meander past the pond where water lilies echo the works of Monet, and finish at the Craft and Asiatic Art Gallery to absorb some Eastern culture. Free audio guides are available. Make Ohara Museum of Art a centerpiece of your Kurashiki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kurashiki trip planner .
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  • It is the asset that the Ohara family succeeded in the business and Mr. Torajiro Kojima who made full use of the ability to judge the art of art. The collectibles are great, but I was also impressed by the history of the museum.
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  • As soon as you enter the main building, you will be overwhelmed. The work of famous painters from around the world can be seen as this. In the first room, you can talk for two hours.
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  • Kurashiki is a historic town of Okayama prefecture. Bikan district of Kurashiki has several warehouses painted in white with black tiles rooftop. There is canal where one can see koi and a few white d...  more »
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  • good pieces but most of them covered by glasses without proper lightening Annex exhibition is better cause in exposed condition
  • Very broad collection of artists! I was pleasantly surprised by the collection. The facility is wheel chair accessible with the exception of about three rooms in the craft and Asian gallery.
  • From Impressionist to modern artist, this museum holds a small treasure, not to be missed.
  • A very interesting collection of artworks ranging from Renoir, Degas, Pollock, and artists like Fujishima Takeji, Aoki Shigeru, Kishida Ryūsei that I didn't know but have created beautiful artworks!
  • It is the beginning of Japanese western art. A great place for people what a rich man can do to enrich other people.s life.
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