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Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki
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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ohara Museum of Art by using our Kurashiki itinerary planner.
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Reviews
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  • Though the selection is small, the span of the work on display is compelling and impressive. The settings are elegant, and when you use one of the guides, it ends up being a worthwhile use of a day or...  more »
  • I felt nearly 40 years Buri revisited, a beautiful new building and foreign visitors of era. However, this time was the old-fashioned feel with Serizawa furniture of the House like the author works cus intense compared to the old way of displaying and did not feel the concept is. It was a little disappointing.
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  • Our 1.5y old son fell asleep just few minutes before getting to museum so we gave it a shot and took a walk thru the museum while he slept. They let us go in even with stroller. Main building holds re...  more »
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  • Besides painting, sculpture and ceramics until you can watch lots of artist's work at the same time. Theme and exhibited in several buildings, next go visit here and here and here. Around the shops in the area, I have a different feeling, like, it's as if small trip feeling. Most museums are building only one (or taken charge more than 2, 000 yen), compared it to the deals I had. "Water lilies" wasn't in the pieces, but the "Annunciation" is done.
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  • As you know, is the Ohara Museum of art, Kurashiki bikan historical district. It is established by the founders of kurabo private collection. The world has become a ruthless and highly prized. January 2016, and Ohara Museum of art until the beginning of April, was being held at the National Art Center, Tokyo was a great success. Usually from Tokyo hotel Okayama is pretty distance there is a good chance was not it? That was kept out Tokyo flagship exhibit is great no Ohara Museum of art exhibition is comparable. The stock has no matter? It is felt. That was of course not El Greco, Gauguin, properly exhibitions fill that hole he is. It is a museum with great planning skills. You can see here are the works of the old masters were not interested in the art, such as Renoir, Picasso, Gauguin, Bonnard and Utrillo, Rodin at least everybody knows.
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  • 20 years since a while ago on a school trip is the second coming. When it came ago hustling back only in the main building, so I carefully I saw. Didn't know much about Kojima torajiro Annunciation and lilies are the collections of this museum did for the first time with his achievement. Ivy Square in Kojima torajiro Memorial Museum is a must-see.
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  • Only the name of the famous painter also know there are a lot of quite a bit of work. Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Andy Warhol works, such as by having a ball. Guide voice is 500 yen
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  • The Annunciation El Greco are exhibited. Is the Street outside the Museum there's atmosphere.
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