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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  • The Museum lies in the Kurashiki bikan historical district. There's a Western-style building located in an admirable stone wall with Ivy. Three buildings for the exhibition so slowly around and taken for quite some time. But also not too much detail in the painting "do you know this! "I and I think you can watch happily crammed a piece displayed. In the Oriental Hotel, fun-making building. It is designed to fit the personality of the writer. Guests can enjoy every single Windows, walls, floors, etc. also.
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  • Old Museum friends that visited was a short time. To watch the slow, divided into three quite takes time. It is recommended to enter, plenty of time.
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  • I visited during the GW. About two years ago, and Ohara Museum of art exhibition at the National Art Center in Roppongi that works great, so real people wanting to visit, we visited. Great collection was exhibited on the day. I thought it was clearly from the work of other Japan domestic in scale Museum is owned by the same writer, outstanding work. In particular, outstanding than owning works of other art works, such as Monet, Renoir, El Greco (well, this country where there is only). Compliment at this point, there were a lot of not so good things. And there are luggage lockers. On that day, brought my camera is so 預karenai valuables. And is not barrier-free. -Work is marked by only a title and author name and description is not. Because of liberal arts is required to see the picture, but people don't want a picture commentary. -List of artworks is not distributed. And just as it was to be and have little sense of doing showing. However, it is recommended that works really great, so try doing connives at so.
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  • if you have time available and like the art museum, It's worth it. I recommend to visit early cuz inside is quite spacious. and postcards with artwork are good gifts
  • Lets you have a flavor of European Art and also some Japanese art as old as of 19th century. It felt like being in France and Japan at the same time. A very experience.
  • This museum is a pleasant surprise. Exhibits are interesting and I have an enjoyable afternoon here.
  • Awesome glimpse in Japanese History
  • Amazing collection of western and eastern art from pre-history to contemporary work.
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