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Art Museum Spots in Wakayama Area

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Fukiage 1-4-14
    This modern art museum was built on the Wakayama Castle site and features a refined, contemporary design. The collections and exhibitions focus on fine art from the Meiji period to present times. In addition to works by Wakayama artists, there are over 10,000 items in total, including 13 oil paintings by Yuzo Saeki and works by Picasso, woodblock prints by Munch, and more. There are planned exhibitions and collection items on display, as well as temporary exhibitions.

    After the very disappointing national art gallery in Osaka, it was a pleasant surprise to walk through this gallery primarily comprising Japanese artists and the odd American (e.g. Rothko). There was...

  • Kushimoto Okyo Rosetsu Art Museum
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    4.5
    13 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 833
    This art museum is a 10-minute walk from Kushimoto Station, on the grounds of Muryoji Temple. Modern art and local historical documents are stored and displayed alongside temple treasures. Although said to be the smallest art museum in Japan their collection includes a number of early-modern works by artists such as Maruyama Okyo and his student Nagasawa Rosetsu as well as Kano Tanyu and Hakuin. 55 of their room partition paintings including Maruyama Okyo’s “Hajougunsenzu” and Nagasawa Rosetsu’s “Ryukozu” have been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

    本堂や収蔵庫は案内してもらわないと入れないので、他のお客さんとバッティングすると待たないといけません。本堂の襖絵のレプリカは撮影可能です。収蔵庫は平成2年に建てられたそうですが、中がとても綺麗で、そこで見る本物は圧巻でした。ずーっと見ていたいけど、案内の方を待たせるのも…ともどかしい思いでした。 お寺の周りの道はとっても狭いので運転にはご注意ください。(ミニバンで幅ギリギリでした)

  • Museum of Tibetan Buddhism / Kanki -jinja Shrine
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1-1
    "Located next to Shirahama Town's Sakata Park, the museum and shrine here share the same premises. The art museum displays 150 pieces on Lamaism, Hinduism, and Esoteric Japanese Buddhism; including Buddhist statuary normally not open to view (Photography is prohibited in the hall). Right as you leave the art museum, you'll find Kanki Shrine (Sakata Shrine). Known for the boons of marital happiness, pregnancy and smooth delivery, and match making, its home to the stones of the Mt. Sakata Ritual Site used more than 1,300 years ago. What's more, as Prince Arima once visited Shirahama Onsen, they offer a photo service called the “Asuka Romance Experience"" where you can get your picture taken wearing Asuka period clothing."

    いわゆる珍宝館のような場所。でも子宝に恵まれるとの事で行ってみたら本当に自然妊娠し、びっくり!ここのご利益かも?? 猫が沢山居て、モフれます♡ 珍宝館→神社→小売店で、20分もあれば十分

  • Kumanokodo Nakahechi Museum of Art
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Nakahechichouchikatsuyu 891
    "You can reach this museum by taking the Ryujin Bus bound for Hongu Taisha-Mae and getting off at the Nakahechi Bijutsukan stop. It mainly displays the work of two painters from Wakayama Prefecture's Tanabe City: Banka Nonagase, who formed Hakuensha and contributed greatly to the local arts, and Ryoun Watase, the Deputy Administrative Director and juror at Nihon Nangain who went on to receive the Wakayama Prefecture Distinguished Cultural Service Prize. The museum itself was the first work of the internationally active architectural team “Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA."""

    近露王子のすぐ近くにある熊野古道なかへち美術館は、田辺市立美術館の分館であり、地元出身の画家である野長瀬晩花と渡瀬凌雲の作品を中心にした構成です。定期的に企画展も行っており、訪問した日には開館20周年記念特別展として鈴木昭男展「音の内在」が開かれていました。サウンドアートは少々難解でしたが。

  • Ryujin Village Mandala Art Museum
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Ryujinmura Ryujin 203
    "Visitors can find this museum by following National Route 371 north along the Hidakagawa River from the hot spring resort area of Ryujin Village, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture. As its name indicates, it houses over 100 mandalas. Some date back 1200 years, to the era when the Shingon monk Kobo Daishi founded the first monastery on Mt. Koya. There is a special exhibit in his honor called ""The Light of Kobo Daishi Kukai."" In addition to mandalas, the museum also exhibits haiku, poems, and other items connected with Buddhism."

    2016年6月23日にみなべから高野山に向かう途中に立ち寄りました。トリップアドバイザーに施設の写真が掲載されていないことから行きましたが、曼陀羅の説明がないので、ただ見ただけという感じでした。

  • Tanabe Municipal Art Museum
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    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Takinaicho 24-43
  • Ue Tonda Choritusosakukan
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    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunkamitondachou Oka 375-1
  • Tomogashima Dai 3 Cannon battery Art Museum
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    Wakayama Wakayama-shi Kada
  • GALERIETROIS
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    Wakayama Wakayama-shi

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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