Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art (Kitaibaraki City)
The Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art is located in the picturesque area of Izura. The Izura area is renowned for its beautiful winding coastline, cliffs and pine forests, and is has been recognised as one of the top 100 beaches in Japan. The sound of the waves at Izura has also been selected for a project recording Japan’s 100 most captivating soundscapes.
The artist Tenshin Okakura was one of the pioneers of modern art in Japan during the Meiji Era (1868 – 1912) and founded the Art Institute of Japan (Nihon Bijutsu-in). In 1906, the institute moved from its original location in Izura to Ueno, Tokyo, where Tenshin Okakura worked alongside other artists including Taikan Yokoyama.
The Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art was established on November 8th 1997 to commemorate his achievements and display works by him and his contemporaries.
2083 Tsubaki, Otsucho, Kitaibaraki City
By public transport: 5 minutes by taxi from Otsuko Station on the JR Joban Line.
By car: around 15 minutes from Kitaibaraki IC on the Joban Expressway.
HOURS9:30 - 17:00
CLOSEDClosed Monday (open Monday and closed Tuesday in the event that Monday is a National Holiday)
ADMISSIONApril 1st - September 29th: 09:00 - 17:00
October 1st - March 31st: 09:30 - 17:00
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