Art Museum Spots in Kochi Area

  • The Museum of Art, Kochi
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Takasu 353-2
    This art museum opened in 1993 in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture and is known for its over 1,200 items comprising a global collection of Marc Chagall’s works. There are also many other works of modern and contemporary art on display, as well as art by local artists. The collection-based exhibits regularly rotate works from among its massive collection. The building also includes a hall for the performance arts and a photography center showcasing the works of Kochi-born photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Various exhibitions and workshops are held as well.

    We particularly liked the pictures that the artist painted along the Silk Road. His use of vivid colors isa highlight of his work.

  • Ekingura
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Kochi Pref. Konan City Akaokacho 538
    This art museum is located in Akaoka-cho, Konan City. It stores the folding screen paintings by the late Edo to early Meiji period painter Ekin (Hirose Kinzo) that are displayed at the Suruda Hachimangu Jinsai festival held on July 14 and 15 each year. One exhibit allows visitors to view the folding screen paintings in the same dark setting as the night of the festival. Another allows visitors to view the paintings through a literal hole in the wall. The museum regularly rotates the paintings that are on display. It also features exhibits about the life of Ekin.

    This museum is a tribute to one local historical artist is an interesting and sort of odd tribute. Beautiful watercolors and nice display - mostly reproductions, but you get a peek at originals in...

  • SEASIDE GALLERY
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Irino
    The SEASIDE GALLERY is not hosted in a building. At this museum along the Irino Beach spreading in front of Kuroshio Nakamura Line’s Tosa Irino Station, nature and people as a whole are the “work.” Irino Beach is a vast sandy area about four kilometers long and 200 meters wide that has been chosen as one of Japan’s top beaches for its rich natural landscape. It hosts events like the “T-shirt art exhibition” where about 1,000 T-shirts are hung along the beach, and the “National Seaside Barefoot Marathon” where participants run barefoot across the sand.

    GWに、Tシャツ展を見に。 ビーチの砂もサラサラしていて、サーフィンをしている人がいたり、家族ではしゃいでいる人がいたり、とてもピースフルな時間が流れていました。 ビーチの外には、出店が出ていたり、子供が走り回れる芝生があったり、ゆったり楽しく過ごせました。

  • Poem and Märchen Gallery
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kamishi Kahokuchounirouno 379
    This gallery is located in Nirouno, Kahoku-cho, Kami City. It is one of the facilities of the Kami City Yanase Takashi Memorial Hall. It features exhibits related to the magazine “Poem and Märchen,” which was one of Takashi Yanase’s life’s works. These exhibits include the covers and illustrations Yanase created over the three decades since the magazine’s launch. It also holds events including exhibitions of artists with deep connections to the magazine.

    日曜日の午後行ったけど、人が居ない。沢山の絵本が並べられているので読み放題だけど、寂しい。アンパンマンミュージアムから少ししか離れてないけど、せっかくの施設なので、もう少し工夫されればいいのに.....

  • Nakatosa Town Art Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Nakatosacho Kure 6584-1
    A small museum housing about 700 pieces by modern and contemporary painters, including late Edo period Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Kochi Prefecture's first full-scale museum, it opened to the public in 1989. The collection and its white-walled antique storehouse-style building were donated to the town by the late Kikuichi Machida, a businessman from Yaiga, Nakatosa-cho. They have planned exhibits held in order four times a year.

    中土佐町久礼の美術館で久礼大正町市場の近くです。 こじんまりとした美術館ですが、コロナ禍で最近来場者が増えたらしいです。 明治時代の戦禍の絵画等落ち着いた雰囲気の中でじっくり鑑賞できます。

  • Aki Calligraphy Art Museum
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Kochi Aki-shi Doi 953-I
    Japan's first calligraphy museum. Located in Doikachu at the site of Aki Castle, its Calligraphy Hall of Fame has received national attention. Calligraphy has been very popular in Aki since the feudal era. During the late Taisho and Showa periods it produced master calligraphers such as Oun Kawatani, the Shotei Brothers, and Yukei Teshima. The museum houses approximately 2,000 pieces of Japanese calligraphy brushed by them and other leading artists. Around 100 works of Chinese characters, the Japanese syllabary, and seal engravings by currently active calligraphers are always on display.

    Small museum next to the history museum where you can see some interesting pieces from all over Japan. They sometimes have calligraphy workshops/classes there too. They change up their displays every...

  • Soryusha
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    Kochi Agawa-gun Inocho 3811
    A gallery and shop located a five-minute walk from Ino Station on the JR Dosan Line. They produce and sell Ino-cho made Ganpishi (Tosa washi paper) and papier-mache dolls made with Tosa plaster. The products are on display in a quaint building built in the Taisho period. Using a paper wholesaler, the shop has a nostalgic, retro atmosphere. They make their zodiac inspired papier-mache every year; the familiar designs were also used on the Japan Post's zodiac stamps. Exhibits of photographs, woodblock prints, and softly hued papier-mache are on display in their earthen floored gallery.
  • Kami City Art Museum
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    Kochi Kami-shi Tosayamadacho 262-1 Plaza Hachioji 2F
    This art museum is located on the second floor of Plaza Hachioji, to the west of Hachiojigu Shrine adjacent to the Kami City Welfare Center and the Kami City Volunteer Center. It houses about 800 items, including Japanese pictures, oil paintings, prints, ceramics, and sculptures. Five or six special exhibitions and displays of their collection are held annually.
  • Shirakidani International Contemporary Art Museum
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kochi Nankoku Shirakidani 36

    This has to be one of the most underrated places Ive visited in Kochi Prefecture. The museum has both indoor and outdoor components. It is a truly unique art museum. While the remote location of the...

  • Oku Monobe Art Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kochi Kami-shi Monobecho Odochi 872-2

    奥物部ふるさと物産館のレストランの建物の2階にあります。特別展開催期間中以外は物部町出身の小原義也氏の作品を展示しています。月曜休みで午前9時から午後5時まで。入館は午後4時半まで。私が行った時は午後2時過ぎだつたのですが「都合によりレストランは午後2時で閉店」の札がかかっていました。そこで物産店のおばさんに言ったら建物の横から入って正面玄関のかぎを開けてくれました。入館は無料ですが一部の人は20...

  • Mokei Museum KOCHI SNAP
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Otesuji 1-4-21 Coffee Garden Building 2F
  • Warako Museum
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Minamikanada 28
  • Geiseimura Tsutsui Art Museum
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    Kochi Aki-gun Geiseimura Wajikiko 1262
  • Tamarin Tate
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    Kouchi Pref. Nankokushi Tateda 1315-20

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The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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