Art Museum Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Yamagata Museum of Art
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Otemachi 1-63
    This museum is located across the way to the east of Kajo Park in Ote-machi, Yamagata City. Exhibited here are not only the Japanese works of Matsuo Basho's Three Mountains of Dewa writings, Yosa Buson's The Narrow Road through the Provinces scroll, but also a collection of Modern French works including Monet and Renoir. The museum also hosts various planned exhibits related to the collections, the Yamagata General Art Exhibits, local art exhibits, photography exhibits, and calligraphy exhibits.

    Living in Paris, I go quite often to Orsay or marmottan museums. The 40 paintings exposed (monet, pissaro, van dongen, Chagall,... ) are very fine. There are very well representating the period...

  • Homma Museum of Art
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Onarichou 7-7
    A garden and art museum a five minute walk from Sakata Station. Built as a garden and villa for the Homma family of wealthy merchants and landowners, the facility was opened to the public as a private art museum in 1947. The museum’s collection consists primarily of works of art passed down for generations in the Homma family, and the museum is filled with ancient writings, antiques, paintings, and other valuable artwork. Other highlights include the Seienkaku, a beautiful wood villa built in the Kyoto style; and the Kakubuen, a traditional garden built around a central pond celebrated as one of the best Japanese gardens in the country and renowned for the beauty of its fall foliage.

    Honma Museum of Art was a quick ten minute walk from the train station. The museum itself was quite disappointing and hardly worth the trip for its small exhibition that didn’t allow photos. First...

  • Hiroshige Museum of Art
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kamatahonchou 1-2-1
    This museum is in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture. The museum preserves and displays the work of Utagawa Hiroshige, the famous artist know for the 53 historic stages on the historic Tokaido Road. Utagawa Hiroshige had connections with the Tendo domain and this relationship is introduced at the museum, where one can also take in drawings in his own hand and ukiyoe prints created on behest of the Tendo clan. There is a sword archive corner and a collection of engraved stamps by Kataoka Ginsaku as well as displays of valuable inscribed Gassan style swords. The museum shop sells Utagawa Hiroshige related ukiyoe goods, as well as other artists' items, and the specialty, Gassan washi paper goods.

    こじんまりしていて良かったが、イメージしていたのとちょっと違って、もう少し展示と説明があったらなお良かったと思いました。

  • Yamadera Goto Museum of Art
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Yamadera 2982-3
    This art gallery is located along Prefectural Route 62 in Yamadera, Yamagata City. The gallery features a collection from local industrialist, Suejiro Goto. The majority of the collection falls in the Academism style, Barbizon style or other European schools, but there are also sculptures, porcelain panel paintings, glass crafts and more split into two exhibits: “The world of European paintings” and “The art nouveau world of fantastic glass.” There is also an observation rest room overlooking the expansive nature of the Yamadera area.

    山寺ミュージアムめぐり共通チケットを利用しました。 出入口の近くに、イエスが小屋で生まれた絵画があります。博士達が天使に導かれて訪ねてくるのですが、その愛くるしい天使に引き込まれました。額縁も見入ってしまい、最後にもう一度見たい作品となりました。 モデスト・カルリエの花といちごのある静物、花は儚い人生を表すとともに果実をもたらすことから、キリスト教では望徳(後世において終わりなき幸福を得られ...

  • Dewazakura Art Museum
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Hitoichimachi 1-4-1
    This art museum is operated by the Yamagata sake brewery Dewazakura. The museum was built in 1988 near the Dewazakura brewery by Seijiro Nakano, its third generation owner. It primarily houses works of art collected by Nakano over many years. The collection has a focus on ancient Korean ceramics and industrial arts from the Gojoseon, Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon Dynasty periods. It also features many works of Japanese painting by artists such as Shinichi Saito as well as the writings of notable authors. Every three months, the museum holds themed exhibits featuring a variety of works from the collection.

    山形の銘酒「出羽桜」の蔵元が個人収集した李朝陶磁器を中心とした個人美術館です。展示の中心は李朝の陶磁器ですが、見学した時は新収蔵の「北斎漫画」、夢二の画、茂吉の短冊等が展示されていました。建物自体が蔵元の旧家で座敷の違い棚や天井の高さ、趣のある庭、蔵座敷も興味あるものでした。手作りの吊飾りも素敵でした。場所は出羽桜酒造工場に向かって右側の住宅です。道路反対側に駐車場があります。吟醸香が漂うのも酒蔵...

  • Sakata City Museum of Art
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    Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Imoriyama 3-17-95
    This museum, founded in 1997, displays on permanent exhibit the western works of Shigeru Morita, Tsunero Kokuryo, and Chozo Saito, and the sculptor Tsuyoshi Takahashi. From inside its spacious 30,000 m2 grounds and the 3,000 m2 structure, one can overlook Sakata City, Mt. Chokai and Mogami River. On site is a temporary exhibit hall and a community gallery made available for the local residents.
  • Mogamigawa Museum of Art
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    Yamagata Murayama-shi Oyodo 1084-1
    This art museum is in Oyodo, Murayama City. Its collection includes a great many pieces of western style paintings based around the Mogami River by artist Masimo Keiji, as well as other pieces related to Yamagata and the Mogami River. In addition to rotations in the collection, which happen a few times a year, they also hold temporary exhibitions. The museum is also located on a hill offering a beautiful view of the Mogami River.

    秋の田んぼを抜けた小高い丘の上にある美術館。最上川を愛し、描き続けた真下慶治の奥様が館長をつとめる美術館です。 山形産スギを活用した建築も素敵なのですが、やはり最高なのはロケーション。最上川のうねりを眼下に眺められるテラスがあり、贅沢でゆったりした時間を過ごせました。 館内の奥に映像を見られるスペースがあり、真下慶治の生き方を知ることができます。人間の温かさや愛といったものが、自然と心に入って...

  • Kaisendo Museum
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    Yamagata Kaminoyama-shi Yarai 4-6-8
    This art museum is in Yarai 4-Chome, Kaminoyama City. It stores a collection of lacquerware and weaponry collected by Hasegawa Kenzo, who ran a prosperous local silk mill. The main hall uses a building from the Taisho era, and holds swords from the Kamakura period to the late Edo period, as well as Ming dynasty Chinese lacquerware, and more. The kominka (old house) where Hasegawa lived, and his Japanese garden, are also open to the public.
  • Kikusui Kogeikan
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    Yamagata Higashiokitama-gun Kawanishimachi Nakakomatsu 2911-5
    Kikusui Kogeikan is an art museum located near the intersection of the Kawanishi-Oguni Line in Kawanishi Town and National Route 287. It was founded in 1932 by Inoue Shoshichi, the tenth generation owner of the former Inoue Sake Brewery (now the Taruhei Brewing Company). The collection consists of more than 600 ceramic pieces of theImportant Cultural Properties mainly from Japan, China, and Korea. Since the exhibits are arranged in chronological, they provide a good introduction to the history of ceramics. The two buildings, the main building in earthen-walled storehouse style (Dozo-zukuri), and the stone building for Japanese exhibits, have both been designated as Registered Tangible Cultural Properties of the country. The surrounding garden with its seasonal plants and trees is an attractive place for taking a stroll.
  • Tsuruoka Art Forum
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Babacho 13-3

    2005年、全面ガラス張りの3階建のアートギャラリーとして開館しました。ちょうど「ウィリアム・モリス ―英国の風景とともにめぐるデザインの軌跡」開催中だったので立ち寄りました。モリスのゆかりの地を撮影した風県写真ともに壁紙、家具、本、タイルの作品などが展示されていました。また、常設展は無料で開放されていました。

  • Tendo Art Museum
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    Yamagata Tendo-shi Oinomori 1-2-2

    温泉と将棋の駒で有名な街にある市立美術館です。有名な吉野石膏コレクションの日本画256点が寄託を受けています。年3回ほど展示を行っているとか。今回は2020年2月2日まで名作展が行われていました。(コレクションの西洋画は山形美術館に寄託されています。)鑑賞して驚いたのは近代日本画の大家の作品ばかり。若冲、大観、前田青邨、加山又造、東山魁夷、平山郁夫、後藤純男。特に若冲の「萬歳」魁夷「山峡飛雪」郁夫...

  • Higashine Art Museum
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    Yamagata Higashine-shi Chuo Minami 1-chome 7-3

    住みよさランキングで東北上位。県内で最も人口が増加している市町村。立ち位置的には関東の流山みたいに子育てにも優しそうな東根市の公益文化施設で愛称はまなびあテラス。図書館併設で駐車場も広大。「人形師 辻村寿三郎展」を見に行きました。入場料500円。「さもしい浪人、網乾左母二郎」とか「いざとなったら玉を出せ」など、昔人形劇新八犬伝に夢中だった記憶が甦ります。

  • Haguro‧Geijutsunomori Imai Art Gallery
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Haguromachi Sendo Ipponmatsu 5-175

    以前は今井繁三郎美術収蔵館と呼ばれていたようですが、現在は『羽黒・芸術の森 今井アートギャラリー』となっています。

  • Yamase Kura Art Museum
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    Yamagata Nagai Aramachi 6-61

    山一醤油の隣にやませ蔵美術館の看板があり、白つつじ公園に続いて訪れて見た。端正に手入れされた庭に立派な蔵が2つ3つ。それらが美術館として地元画家を中心に展示されている。蔵の入り口には水琴窟もあり、いい音色を聴かせる。観覧後は庭を愛でながらコーヒーのサービスがある。

  • Nekochangairuchisanabijutsukan
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Narazawa 925-1
  • Tengumori Art Museum
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    Yamagata Tsuruoka-shi Taranokidai Tengumori
  • Kimagure Art Museum
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    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Montoumachi 2-1-36

    博物館から駅に行く途中の大通りに面して建っている建物の壁に気まぐれ美術館と書かれ、1階は画廊で2階がギャラリーと記されていた。しかし扉は閉まっており電話番号の記載があった。気まぐれ美術館というので州之内徹氏のものかと思っていたが、それにしては美術館といえる建物ではなく、まさにとんだ「気まぐれ」に付き合わされた感じだった。

  • Yama no Mura Art Museum
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    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Kamisakurada 4-7-43

Yamagata Areas

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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