Art Museum Spots in Akita Area

  • Akita Museum of Art
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    4.0
    225 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Nakadori 1-4-2
    This art museum located in the Nakadori district of Akita Prefecture’s Akita City opened in 1967. It moved to its present location in 2013, and was redesigned by architect Tadao Ando. The museum stores and exhibits numerous famous artworks, though the bulk of its collection is from 1930s Western-style painter Tsuguharu Foujita. Sights to see include the more than 20-meter long mural “Annual Events in Akita.” The unique architecture is a must-see, featuring elements such as a spiral stairway without any supports and a pond that looks out towards Senshu Park.

    When I visited, I was surprised that I could not pay my entry with credit card. After a walk for an ATM, and two shop later, ATM didnt work at he first shop, I finally got in. The only impressive...

  • Akita City Senshu Museum of Art
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Akita Akita-shi Nakadori 2-3-8
    An art museum located inside the Akita Atorion building in Nakadori 2-Chome, Akita City. Their collection focuses mainly on pieces from local Akita artists and pieces in the Akita Ranga style of painting which originated in the mid Edo period and drew influences from Western-style art.

    We were in akita with Asuka II to see the Kanto Festival and this museum tour was part of the package. It was ok - displaying peter rabbit novels, artwork, etc. but just wasnt to my taste. there...

  • Hirafuku Memorial Museum of Art
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiomotemachikamichou 4-4
    The Hirafuku Memorial Museum of Art is an art museum in Omotemachi Kamicho, Kakunodate Town, Semboku City. The name of the building is derived from the Japanese painters Suian Hirafuku and Hyakusui Hirafuku, parent and child from Kakunodate. The building was designed by Hiroshi Oe, known for his architectural designs of the National Noh theater and Hosei University. Opened in 1988, it was built on the land where the North Satake family (Satake-hokke) of the Satake clan resided and where the old Kakunodate Junior High School building stood. There are pieces of work on display from Naotake Odano and other local artists and followers of Hirafuku, as well as other active young artists.

    At the north end of the samurai houses sit this nice park area with building sitting to the rear, I did not know it was open for viewing the artist exhibited, but the grounds are great.

  • Akita Museum of Modern Art
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Akasaka Tomigasawa 62-46
    This museum was opened in 1994 in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture. It primarily exhibits modern works by Akita native or related artists. In addition, the Hi-Vision Gallery holds the museum's collection. The first floor has a Museum School offering regular lectures on art and many people participate.

    大好きな美術館です。久々ミュシャ展で行きました。コロナの事もあり中止になってはいけないと思って初日に行きました。ミュシャは本場のプラハの美術館でも何度も見てるお気に入りの画家です。ミュシャはサラベルナールをモチーフとした華やかな女性の絵も好きなのですが、スラヴ叙事詩の故郷のスラヴ人...

  • Yokote Masuda Manga Museum
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    Akita Pref. Yokoteshi Masudamachimasuda Shinmachi 285
    This is Japan's first full-fledged manga museum, located inside Masuda Fureai Plaza in Masuda Town, Yokote City. They showcase work by Masuda-native manga artist Takao Yaguchi as well as original pictures of manga by artists from Japan and overseas. They also run special exhibits, talks by manga artists, and book signings periodically. The museum is closed for renovations until April, 2019.
  • Tenma Museum of Art
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    Akita Ogachi-gun Ugomachi Nonaka Mizunashi 19-1
    An art museum opened in 1999 in Ugo Town, Ogachi County in the southern area of Akita Prefecture by Fujino Kazushige, chairman of the board of directors for Fujino Hoon Kogyo Co. Ltd. (and Director of Tenma Museum of Art). A great many pieces of art are on display including Tenma Chojo, a great example of the art by Yeh Tsui-Pai and admired as a treasure of the 20th century.
  • Ohmura Art Museum
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachiyamanemachi 39-1
    A 16 minute walk from Kakunodate Station. A private museum located in Kakunodate, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture dedicated to René Lalique, who was considered an Art Deco master. The museum’s collection of some 400 pieces includes glass works of art by Lalique, Art Deco pieces from the same period as his lifetime, and related materials. In order to fully show off the beauty of its glass artwork, the museum makes use of small exhibition spaces and careful lighting. In addition, the museum chooses a special theme every two or three months and presents select pieces for exhibition accordingly.
  • Hiranomasayoshi Art Museum Zaidan
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Senshumeitokumachi 3-7

    岩手県北上市に仕事があったので、「秋田の行事」を見たい一心で翌日に秋田市まで足を延ばしてこの美術館に行きました。2階でじっくり細かい描写を見て、3階のバルコニーから視界一杯に広がる絵に圧倒されました。藤田画伯の個性的な作品は彼の人生そのものだとあらためて感動しました。秋田を訪れたら是非訪れてください。

  • Kameda Jo Sato Yasohachi Art Museum
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Iwaki Shimohebita Takajo 4

    真贋のはっきりしないものを有料で公開している。学芸員を置いて展示をコントロールするか、できないのであれば無料にするか、閉鎖するのがいいと思う。

  • Chokai Yamaki no Toy Art Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Akita Yurihonjo-shi Machimura Naruse Dai65-1 Former Ayukawa Elementary School

    5ヶ月のベビを連れて平日に行ってきました。 建物の雰囲気は最高! ニスでピカピカの廊下に感動! 体育館の可愛いステージ、懐かしのスピーカーに写真撮りまくり! 懐かしい校舎と、外観だけでもかなりおぉー!と思いました。 案内も丁寧で、校舎の歴史を教えてくれました。 体育館は、秘密基地のような場所や、区切られたお店屋さんごっこの部屋など これはちびっこにはたまらないだろうと思います。 土日はちびっこで溢...

  • Kakunodatenokawakan
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Kakunodatemachitamachikamichou 14-1

    最初に訪れたのはもうずいぶん前で、それから3度ほどお邪魔しました。 いろいろなバッグがありましたが、どれもシンプルながら品があり、いいものばかりです。私は必ず財布を買います。長く使っていますがやわらかな革の光沢は今も変わらない。オーナーの田中さんのお人柄にもひかれます。

  • nakamuraikuo shashin gallery blue hole
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    Akita Pref. Katagamishi Itagawaiduka 34-1
  • Kamaitachi Art Museum
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    Akita Pref. Ogachigunugomachi Tashiro Fumoto 67-3

Akita Areas

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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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