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Art Museum Spots in Iwate Area

  • Iwate Museum of Art
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Motomiya Matsuhaba 12-3
    This art museum that opened in 2001 is located in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Paintings and sculptures by artists related to Iwate Prefecture, such as Tetsugoro Yorozu, Shunsuke Matsumoto and Yasutake Funakoshi are on display. In addition, in the permanent exhibition, commentaries by volunteers, collection talk events and other events are regularly held, drawing many tourists to the museum.
  • Aiina Center
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    Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Moriokaekinishidori 1-7-1
    This glass structure, located to the west of JR Morioka Station, aims to be a base for the use of all the citizens of Iwate Prefecture. It houses public facilities such as the prefectural library and has a multi-purpose hall with a maximum capacity of 507 people. It also houses the Iwate Prefectural University campus where courses, including those for lifelong learning, are held mostly for local residents. Another of its features is that it is a complete universal design. There is tactile paving and audio guidance on each floor.

    JR盛岡駅西口にある施設です。図書館、視覚障がい者情報センターなどが入っています。ギャラリースペースもあり、4階の県民プラザには休憩スペースもあり県内の情報も得られます。

  • Runbinii Art Museum
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Hoshigaoka 1-21-29
    A museum located about five minutes by taxi from JR Hanamaki Station. The main focus of the exhibitions is the artwork of people with disabilities. The free Borderless Gallery, a cafe, and a bakery are on the first floor, and the second floor consists of an atelier used by Mayura, a local creative group featuring artists with disabilities. The atelier is open to the public in the morning except on weekends and other times the museum is closed. The shop on the first floor sells original merchandise.

    障がいのある方々の美術作品を多く展示しています。私が行ったときには犬の写真展もやっており、小さいながら見応えがありました。場所的には花巻駅から2kmほど北西に行ったところ。遊歩道も整備されていますので散歩しながら徒歩で25分ぐらいです。お向かいには大谷翔平選手の母校、花巻東高等学校があります。

  • Yorozu Tetsugoro Memorial Museum
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    Iwate Hanamaki-shi Towacho Tsuchizawa 5-135
    "About two minutes by car from Towa Interchange on the Kamaishi Expressway. An art museum that honors Yorozu Tetsugoro, a painter from Tsuchizawa, Towa-cho, Hanamaki City and one of the pioneers of modern Japanese art. Under the theme of ""Yorozu and Tsuchizawa,"" the museum displays collected work that includes oil paintings, ink paintings, sketches, and other items such as notebooks, letters, photographs, and his personal articles. The Haccho Dozo on the west side of the museum is the earthen storehouse from his family home that was transferred to the site and rebuilt. The gallery holds exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art. The adjacent cafe is open to everyone, not just museum visitors."
  • Ishigami-no-Oka Museum of Art
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Iwatemachi Itsukaichi 10-121-21
    Located about 30 minutes towards Ninohe on National Route 4 from the Tohoku Expressway’s Takizawa Interchange, it opened as the first outdoor sculpture museum in Iwate Prefecture, and is next to Roadside Station Ishigaminooka. You can enjoy outdoor exhibitions where you can see nature throughout the four seasons and sculptures, and special exhibitions centered on artists related to Iwate. There is a lavender garden in the outdoor exhibition hall, and about 20,000 plants are in full bloom from late June to early July, when lavender fair is also held. It also holds various workshops including one for dried flowers. In addition, it is certified as a “Koibito no Seichi” (Lover’s Sanctuary). (The outdoor exhibition hall will be closed until early summer of 2020 due to renovation work)
  • Fukazawa Koko No no Hana Museum
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    Iwate Morioka-shi Konyacho 4-8
    This art museum is located in Konya-cho, Morioka City, devoted to a collection of the works of the Western-style painter Koko Fukazawa and her husband, also a Western-style painter, Shozo Fukazawa. Exhibits of the both painters' works are set up with seasonal themes. Inside the building are Cafe No no Hana, where visitors can pass the time while watching the Nakatsugawa River, and a museum shop.
  • Sankozo
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    Iwate Nishiiwai-gun Hiraizumicho Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202
    This is a treasure house located within the precincts of Chusonji Temple in Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi Town, Nishiiwai County. In addition to the 15 scrolls of the Chusonji Sutra, a National Treasure, it contains more than 3,000 Important Cultural Properties, including Buddhist statues from the Heian Period (795-1115) and funerary goods from the Oshu Fujiwara clan.
  • Kawamura Dessin House
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    Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Uenono 39-142-1
    This art museum is located in Uenono, NishiwagaTown, Waga County. It is attached to the Nishiwaga Municipal Kawamura Art Museum, which exhibits works by Isamu Kawamura, a western-style painter from the same town. It has a collection of mainly drawings and exhibits his favorite paints.
  • Nishiwaga Municipal Kawamura Art Museum
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    Iwate Waga-gun Nishiwagamachi Uenono 39-190-2
    This art museum is located in Uenono, Nishiwaga Town, Waga County. It opened with a donation from the Western-style painter Isamu Kawamura, and exhibits a number of works that he made over 30 years. In addition, there is also a drawing hall that mainly exhibits drawings.
  • Gosho Lake Kawamura Art Museum
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    Iwate Iwate-gun Shizukuishicho Nishi Aniwa 11-55-6

    御所湖畔の自宅のような建物に、自分が気に入ったという東欧やロシアの絵画を展示する私的な美術館。 現代アートのような作品から、郷土色豊かな作品まで。奥には喫茶ルームもあって、これも見どころのひとつでしょう。

  • Ishigami no Oka Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Iwate-gun Iwatemachi Itsukaichi 10-121-21
  • Hijiriaien Toys Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Iwate Pref. Oushushi Esashi-ku Odaki Youkaichi 51-3
  • Toneyama Kojin Memorial Hall (Toneyama Kojin Memorial Art Museum)
    Travel / Tourism
    Iwate Kitakami-shi Tachibana 15-153-2

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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