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Art Museum Spots in Kagawa Area

  • MIMOCA (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art)
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    4.5
    73 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Hamamachi 80-1
    MIMOCA (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art) is an art museum in Marugame City. The museum was established to celebrate the artistic career of Genichiro Inokuma, an artist who grew up in the Marugame area and who later became a leading figure in international art circles, as well as to help reinvigorate culture and the arts in the Marugama region. MIMOCA’s location was chosen to make it easily accessible from the nearby railway station, giving it a more convenient location than more or less any other museum of its kind in Japan. The permanent exhibitions showcase the roughly 20,000 artworks that have been donated to the museum; in addition, several special exhibitions are held every year. The museum café has won acclaim for its “limited-edition” desserts, which are changed frequently to accompany MIMOCA’s special exhibitions.

    The museum is 2min from JR Marugame Station. The building is beautiful and contemporary. Inside is spacious and many exhibits on each floor. It was interesting to know that Mr. Inokumas art changed...

  • Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
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    4.5
    90 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Murechoumure 3519
    This art museum lets you bask in the world of Isamu Noguchi, a leading 20th century sculptor. He worked on an enormous range of projects like landscape design involving monuments, gardens, and parks, interiors with furniture and lighting fixtures, and stage art. He was a singular artist, and this cosmopolitan space has a universality that transcends genres.

    Im not a fan of sculpture. I went there rather because Im curious about the artist himself. Visitors need to make reservation beforehand. The museum is located at the suburban area of Takamatsu...

  • Takamatsu Art Museum
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Konyamachi 10-4
    This museum is located just off of the central shopping arcade in Takamatsu City, about a 10-minute walk from the Kataharamachi Station. The museum stores approximately 1,600 works around the three main themes: “Arts (and Crafts) of Kagawa” prefecture introducing the artisanal lacquer ware and metal crafts, the “20th Century Art and Beyond from Around the World” traces trends through woodblock prints, and the “Post-War Contemporary Japanese Art” introduces the exceptional leading writers influencing each post-war period. The literature corner with approximately 50,000 volumes, primarily on art and culture, is also available to visitors, while the museum shop sells seasonal exhibit related goods.

    Visited this museum during the Setochi Triennale in October 2019. The exhibitions, by young local and overseas artists were very good. Also enjoyed the coffee shop on the ground floor.

  • Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kai Setouchi Art Museum
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Shamijima Nantong 224-13
    This art museum overlooks the Seto-ohashi Bridge and Hitsuishi-jima Island, the birthplace of Higashiyama Kai’s grandfather. It stores more than 270 lithographs donated by the Higashiyama family, and holds exhibitions of various themes. The view from the cafe overlooking the Seto Inland Sea and the Seto-ohashi Bridge is a magnificent.

    I love works of this artist and feel a little disappointed to see a special exhibition where painting of other artists were displayed, haha. I try to characterise his works:they may look simple on...

  • IKUNAS g
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Hanazonochou 2-1-8 Mori Building 2F
    This general goods gallery shop is located in Hanazono Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture and focuses on Kagawa artwork and folkcrafts. You’ll find Kagawa products listed in the “IKUNAS” magazine for sale here, along with plenty of other items that combine tradition with a modern sensibility. There’s lacquer ware, Sanuki-type temari balls, decorative roof tiles, Hota woven fabric, and many other items that showcase the craftsmanship of their creators, making them a hit with tourists looking for souvenirs.
  • MeiPAM
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Kou 405
    Complex intricate alleys remain in Tonosho Town, the “Town of the Maze,” in Shozu County, Kagawa Prefecture, which were once used to escape wars and pirates. “MeiPAM” is an art project making use of the old buildings and things remaining in the town, to encourage people to visit. There are a variety of stores throughout the town to be enjoyed leisurely, including art galleries in restored former soy sauce shops warehouses, and cellars from the Meiji period. Cafeterias using Shodoshima Island and Setouchi (Inland Sea) produce, books and sundries shops, and fashionable cafes are popular for meals and breaks when exploring the town.

    Had a great time wandering around to these galleries. A few tips One of the exhibitions is really dark. Wait for a minute or two at the entrance for your eyes to adjust before you wander around...

  • Kitano Udon
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    3.0
    13 Reviews
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    Kagawa Kanonji Ariakecho 3-36

    大平正芳記念館と共通で300円で入れる記念館で、世界の2000点のコインがズラッと並んでおり、興味ある人にとっては楽しいでしょう。

  • Yotsuya Simon Doll Museum – Tan Ou Sou
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Kagawa Sakaide-shi Honmachi 1-6-35
    This doll museum is about an eight-minute walk from the Sakaide Station. The museum is operated and supported by the Kamada Soy Sauce Group, known for its dashi-shoyu. On display in this European style building, within the Kamada Shoyu main factory grounds are 23 differing fantastical ball-in-joint wooden dolls that the artist Simon Yotsuya created. In the Tan Ou Sou gallery, the building itself being a registered Tangible Cultural Property, one can find dolls tucked away in every possible location like the vault, the restroom, and the closets. The Ozawa Tsuyoshi Sanuki Museum of Soy Sauce Art, which displays brush paintings using soy sauce as a medium, and the Kamada Foundation Museum, which preserves and displays historical manuscripts and research works, both adjoin this museum. Many visitors tour all three museums together.

    坂出にある鎌田醤油が運営する鎌田ミュージアムの一角にある人形館。建物自体が昭和初期に建てられた鎌田醤油の迎賓館だった淡翁荘。建物や内装、調度品も一見の価値ありです。館内には23体の人形が「住んで」いる。その多くがケースにも入らずに、間近に鑑賞でき、写真撮影も可能です。人形の表情はいきいきとしており、そのまま動き出して話し出すのではないかと、思わせるほどの出来栄え。襖の中や金庫の中、トイレの中にも...

  • Kyuman Museum of Art
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Kagawa Zentsuji-shi Osacho 338
    About a 15-minute walk from the JR Kotohira Station, this art museum, with a magnificent view of Mt. Zozu, is located in this scenic area. It has on permanent display the works of the hometown artist, Wada Kunibo, and the potter, Omori Terushige. The works of Wada Kunibo, who was active in many different genres, many with a sense of familiarity, such as his packaging design of a local Kagawa confection. The museum has a cafe, allowing visitors to rest and enjoy a little leisurely hour after viewing the exhibit. This quiet cafe offers one of Kagawa's specialty sweets, kyuman, and coffees and teas.

    小規模な美術館で常設コーナーはなく、特別展示を一定期間ごとに開催しているのではと思います。灸まんの商品も置いており、此処でしか購入出来ないラスクも有りました。小さな喫茶店も併設されており、金比羅さんの帰り道にひと休みするのに丁度良いと思います。

  • Zentsuji City Art Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagawa Zentsuji-shi Bunkyocho 2-1-3
    This is an art museum nestled next to the Zentsuji City Hall. After many works of the Zentsuji born, lacquer ware artist, Onishi Tadao were donated to the city, this museum was opened under the name of Onishi Tadao Memorial Hall. On the first floor, in the permanent exhibit, are works by the artist of such lacquer works of picture frames, vases, and more. The two other exhibit halls within the museum are leased to various art enthusiast groups for their use. Normally, only the first floor exhibit is used as the Onishi Tadao Memorial Hall, but every year, in October, a special exhibit is held in which the whole building is dedicated to showcasing his works. Visitors can appreciate and enjoy the unique perspective of his works where it appears as though a painting is combined with the craftsmanship of lacquer ware.

    善通寺出身の漆芸家、大西忠夫氏の作品を鑑賞しました。花器や漆額など、美しかったです。常設展は、無料で見学ができました。

  • Takamatsu Shionoe Art Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Shionoecho Yasuharakami 602

    高松市からそこそこ離れたところに位置している塩江温泉郷近くに位置している美術館で、現地の珍しい絵画が味わえます。

  • Benesse Art Site Naoshima
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    Kagawa Pref. Kagawagunnaoshimachou Kin bullet ground
  • Jichu Art Museum
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    4.5
    822 Reviews
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    Kagawa Kagawa-gun Naoshimacho 3449-1

    You have enough time. You go early. You don’t go with kids The staff speaks better english You have money You enjoy beauty in more ways than a Monet You like contemporary art You like the silence

  • Riufambijutukan
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    4.0
    210 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Kagawagunnaoshimachou Storehouse Ura 1390

    Okay, its modern. its radical and its out there and, overall, again, worth the visit - the two boats on the shore (echoed at the Benesse Art Museum) are worth the trip if nothing else!

  • Teshima Art Museum
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    4.5
    300 Reviews
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    Kagawa Shozu-gun Tonoshocho Teshimakarato 607

    You have to go there. Calling it a museum is irony- it is an installation, rather, the most minimalistic and fascinating space you will ever experience.

  • Kurisuchamborutansukishinzouonnoakaibu
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimakarato 2801-1

    The setting of this little house-like building is almost too beautiful, lovely beach and sky. You open the door to the little house and find reception people dressed in medical garb. They describe...

  • Teshima Yokoo Museum
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Kagawa Shozu-gun Tonoshocho Teshimaieura 2359

    This was a very interesting space, with some interesting architectural and lighting elements. The art works are not really my cup of tea, but this is still worth seeing.

  • Sanukiurushigei Art Museum
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Kamifukuokachou 2017-4
  • Stone Museum Stone Art Museum
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsu City Ajicho Maruyama6390-84
  • Hidari Jingoro Art Museum
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Marunouchi 7-4

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Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.

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