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Art Museum Spots in Ehime Area

  • The Towel Museum
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Asakurakami
    This is a specialist towel museum located in Japan’s leading towel production area, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. Housed within a building reminiscent of a European castle there is also a 33,000 square meter European style garden with flowers blooming throughout the year. Inside the museum visitors will find a whole range of items on display made out of towel and cloth by the writer, painter and product designer Atsuko Matano. Visitors can also take a look around the place where towels are made and have their own unique embroidery stitched into a towel they’ve purchased. There is also a shop which sells Shikoku souvenirs with a focus on towel products.
  • Tokoro Museum Omishima
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachourado 2362-3
    This modern art museum can be found on Omishima Island, which is located along the Shimanami Kaido Expressway in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. It opened in 2004 thanks to the contributions of businessman Atsuo Tokoro. Inside you’ll find an exhibit of approximately 30 three-dimensional works by Giacomo Manzu, known for creating the gate of St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as Noe Katz, Norichika Hayashi, and Takashi Fukai. The building is located on a plateau on the island, which affords the terrace a splendid view of the Seto Inland Sea.

    小さな個人美術館です。 斜面を活かして、構成したギャラリーを海風が通り抜けます。気候の良いときが、楽しめますね。美術館ですが、喫茶、空調はありません。

  • Imabari Ohmishima Art Museum
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumiyaura 9099-1
    This art museum is located on Omishima Island, near the middle of Shimanami Kaido Expressway. The walls of the museum are covered in washi paper, evoking a sense of relaxation. The works of modern Japanese artists—from Toshio Tabuchi to Chinami Nakajima—are on display.

    Skipped the Oyamazumi Shrine National Treasure museum for this one as the brochure showed some famous paintings, including the famous Hiroshige woodblock of people crossing a bridge in the rain...

  • Ehime Prefectual Museum of Art
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    3.5
    55 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Horinouchi
    The art museum was opened in 1998 in Horinouchi, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture based on the themes of see, create, and learn. The museum is home to a collection of about 11,900 art works including the collection of the former Ehime Prefectural Art Museum, works of art from local artists and well known contemporary Japanese artists, as well as pieces of work from international artists such as Monet and Cézanne. The museum’s permanent collection changes about five to six times each year. Their temporary exhibitions on various themes are also very popular. There is also a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a meal or cup of tea with views of Matsuyama Castle.

    Because it was raining I decided to visit this museum. It is a beautiful and modern building close to a park and to the castle. The main collection was not available that day, but there were two very...

  • Traditional Tobe-yaki Pottery Industrial Hall
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    Ehime Pref. Iyoguntobechou Ominami 335
    This museum in Tobe Town, Iyo County, Ehime Prefecture provides information on the history of “Tobe-yaki,” one of Japan’s traditional forms of pottery. Tobe-yaki was created in 1775 under the directive of Kato Yasutoki, the feudal lord of the Ozu Domain at the time. The museum exhibits materials on Tobe-yaki’s history, unique features, and production process. In addition to precious Tobe-yaki samples, there are exhibits on other forms of pottery as well. On the second floor you’ll find individual exhibits, group exhibits, and a variety of other planned exhibits. There’s also an area where visitors can purchase their own Tobe-yaki potteries.
  • Bansuisou
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    4.0
    245 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 3-3-7
    Bansuisou located in the southern foothills of Shiroyama around Matsuyama Castle in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture is an European-style residence with an authentic French design built in 1922 as a second house for Sadakoto Hisamatsu Earl, a descendant of a former landlord in Matsuyama Province. The marvelous building employed a design of the French renaissance style with a Mansard roof and a continuous arching balcony, and was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 2011. It was used as a gorgeous socializing place where celebrities from every walk of life gathered and royal family members who visited the prefecture stopped over. At present, it holds events and exhibitions as Ehime Prefectural Art Museum Annex.

    The villa is a very handsome building, located just below Matsuyama castle and very close to one of the main streets through town. English signage is minimal inside, but entrance is only ¥300 and the...

  • Dogo Giyaman Glass Museum
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougosagidanichou 459-1 Yamanote hand garden Place
    Located within the Yamanote Garden Place—within its collection of cafes and English gardens, you’ll find this Japanese-glass art museum. Surrounded by water, verdure, and a glimmering garden during nighttime illumination, the museum interior features a modern design and black&red motif. 300 items are on display here—the most in west Japan—from the red glass of Shinrokaku, symbolic of Dogo Onsen, giyaman glass from Edo period, faceted glass, vidro glass, and Japanese glass works from the Meiji and Taisho periods. The works that utilize the garden glass and water are also noteworthy.

    As I am interested in glass works, I planned to visit here in advance. Although the museum itself is not that big, I believe it would be worth visiting. The glasses are so beautifully made and those...

  • Miurart Village Art Museum
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Horiechou 1165-1
    Planned by Miura Group founder, the late Tamotsu Miura, this art museum was completed in 1998. Works of art from around the world are displayed outdoors including his own ceramic works, Miurato. At the art museum you can try glazing your own ceramic tile before seeing it fired in the impressive vigor of 1,200-degree heat. The building was designed by modern architect Itsuko Hasegawa around the design of an unequal quadrilateral shape. The deeper you explore in the building the higher the ceiling raises, giving the interior a mysterious quality.

    こぢんまりした美術館ですが、園内に桜が綺麗に咲いていて、変わったオブジェや壁画が飾ってあり、ちょっとした異空間が体感出来ます。 今回は館内に展示された焼物の器の展示会を見てきましたが、不思議なデザインのアートが多数展示されていました。

  • Kuma Museum of Art
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    2.0
    1 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Kamiukenagunkumakougenchou Sugou Second cropland 1442-7
    Located approximately 40 minutes on National Route 33 towards Kochi from the Matsuyama Interchange on the Matsuyama Expressway, this museum on wooden architecture that houses and exhibits mainly a collection donated by the Kuma-born businessman late Yoshiharu Ibe. In addition to permanent exhibitions such as oil paintings by Ryusei Kishida, representative of Japanese modern Western painting, and Tetsugoro Yorozu, and Japanese calligraphy, ceramic works and sculpture works, it holds collection exhibits with a theme two to three times a year. You can enjoy seasonal scenery such as the oriental paperbush and sasayuri (Japanese lily) in the wild grass and flower garden, and there is also a guest rooms that entertain Pilgrims.

    国道33号線久万中学前交差点を県道12号線へ曲がり物産館の所で右折した丘の上に駐車場もあります。同町縁の実業家が寄贈したコレクションに由来するとか。「孤高の道 馬越舛太郎」展が開催されていました。料金800円。入口で靴を脱いで館内に入りますが、スリッパは無。展示室はワンフロア。萬鉄五郎や藤田嗣治、村山槐多の作品も収蔵していると聞きましたが、訪問時に展示なし。15分一本勝負でトイレタイムと併せてサク...

  • Tamagawa Museum of Modern Art
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Tamagawachouono Case 86-4
    "Located approximately a 50-minute drive on National Route 317 from the center of Matsuyama City, this art museum houses and exhibits mainly works collected by the local businessman Tadatsune Tokusei. It has works from painters who have left their mark on modern Western painting such as Seiki Kuroda's ""Snow in the Garden"" and Takeji Fujishima's ""Corner of the Park,"" and small but warm treasures. The collection also includes overseas works from artists such as Picasso, Rouault, Miro and Chagall, and a wide range of works by painters who colored recent times. In addition, the shop also sells original museum Bary-san character goods."

    今治市の名誉市民で実業家の徳生忠常のコレクションをもとにした美術館。 コンクリート打ちっぱなしの館内は、落ち着いてゆっくりと鑑賞できるスペースが確保されています。 「須田国太郎と独立美術協会の画家たち」展を拝見しました。ほか、所蔵品の黒田清輝や特に松本竣介の作品も質のいいものだと思います。

  • Mura-no-Eki Gohonmatsu
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    Ehime Iyo-gun Tobecho Gohonmatsu 36
    This gallery is located inside of a renovated kominka (old folk home) in Gohonmatsu, Tobe Town, Iyo County. It exhibits works of Tobe-yaki Ware, a local style of pottery. The gallery also sells soba choko cups and other items fired at local potteries. It provides information about each pottery and can also be used as rest stop.
  • Imabari City Kono Museum of Art
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Asahimachi 1-4-8
    This art museum is located in Asahi-machi 1-Chome, Imabari City. The museum possesses a collection of around 10,000 folding screens, hanging scroll, ancient documents, books, and other items collected by the late Shinichi Kono, who was a businessman from Imabari. In addition to exhibiting this collection, the museum also holds a variety of events including modern art exhibitions. The museum’s tea house was relocated from Kono’s residence. It was modeled after the famous Tai-an teahouse, a National Treasure.

    We had to pass a (very) rainy day in Imabari and ended up visiting this museum, which, despite initial appearances, was quite nice. It has a decidedly small-town feel, with most of the artists on...

  • Seki Art Gallery
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Dogokitamachi 4-42
    This art museum is located in Dogokita-machi, Matsuyama City. It features a collection of modern Japanese and western-style paintings from the Meiji to Showa period s by artists such as Yokoyama Taikan, Kuroda Seiki, and Tsuguharu Foujita. In addition to several galleries and a video room, the museum also features special collection of works by Auguste Rodin. The centerpiece of this collection, which is entitled “Rodin’s Room,” is a marble statue of a faun (forest fairy).

    にぎたつの道にある美術館です。白亜の建築物でこの日本的な界隈では異彩を放ってます。結構作品を保有していて、その中でも天使のような彫刻がとても素敵でした。

  • Kuma Bronze Gallery
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    Ehime Kamiukena-gun Kumakogencho Higashi-myojin Otsu 333-1 Kuma Country Club Uchi
    This art museum is attached to Kuma Country Club, a golf course in Higashimyojin, Kumakogen town, Kamiukena district. Their exhibitions center mostly around bronzes by domestic and international artists like Rodin, Renoir, and more. You can also view an outdoor display of Satoshi Yabuuchi's Running Boy. It's only open by reservation from Wednesday through Friday.
  • Gallery Shirokawa
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    Ehime Seiyo-shi Shirokawacho Oriai 680
    This art museum is located in Oriai, Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo City. There is a yearly national kamaboko board painting exhibition, which displays paintings made on kamaboko boards. Entries are displayed from mid-July tothe first Sunday of December. Outside of this exhibition period, other works such as paintings, sculptures and pottery are also displayed.
  • Imabari Municipal Asakura Furusato Art Ancienct Burial Mound Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Asakurashimo

    Google Mapsで確認しながら訪問しました。無料です。今治には多くの古墳が残っておりその発掘品が展示されてます。多くが土器なのでドキドキしながら10分くらい見学できます。 隣の棟にピアノがあるようで練習中の演奏が聞こえてました。 ここより北部に妙見山古墳、東部に国府址、南部に永納山城址があります。

  • Gohyakukame Memorial
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Akeyashiki 238-2

    大正7年生まれで地元西条出身の彫刻家、伊藤五百亀の作品を展示する美術館。 伊藤五百亀というのは、あの三条大橋のたもとにある高山彦九郎皇居望拝之像の作者。あの像は少し極端なところはありますが、いずれにしてもデフォルメを通じて内面に迫るという志向がはっきりしている。ただ、所蔵の作品は写実を基本としていて、共通点を見つけるのは少し難しいかもしれません。

  • Niihama General Culture Facility Akagane Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ehime Niihama Sakaicho 2-8-1
  • Kyuhokuyochugakkou
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    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Bunkyouchou 4-1
  • ateliercoco
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    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Sumiyoshi 1-4-16

Ehime Areas

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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