Art Museum Spots in Saga Area

  • Arita Ceramic Art Museum
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Saga Nishimatsuura-gun Aritacho Odaru 1-4-2
    This art museum that opened in 1954 was the first official museum in Saga Prefecture. The exterior is that of a stone warehouse, and it has a two-story wooden interior. The building itself has been designated as part of the Important National Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings in Arita Uchiyama. It showcases Arita ware dating from the Meiji period to the early Showa period including the work of various kilns and pieces handled by wealthy merchants. Some of these are Important Cultural Properties of Saga Prefecture.

    Miyuri Tsuru was on hand to greet us at the small Arita Porcelain Museum. She is incredibly animated and took us through the displays with creative storytelling and an obvious love for her subject...

  • Yoko Museum Keishu-En Japanese Garden
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Saga Takeo Takeocho Takeo 4075-3

    赤絵5寸の陶器に目が止まった。何でも鑑定団で奥様が見たと?同じ物でないけど親近感湧いて、しばらく眺めてました。 品数は少なかったけど、人少なくゆっくり鑑賞できましたよ

  • Kawamura Art Museum
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Saga Karatsu-shi Kitajonai 6-5

    This museum is located near Takatori House, and I dropped on it after I visited Takatori House. There are only 4 exhibition rooms and a hall. One of them is dedicated to the works of Shigeru Aoki...

  • Saga Prefectural Art Museum
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    Saga Pref. Sagashi Jounai 1-15-23
    An art museum located inside Saga Castle Park in Jonai, Saga City. The museum's collection primarily consists of pieces by artists connected to the prefecture as well as modern paintings and sculptures. A standing exhibition introduces the works of modern Western-style painter Okada Saburosuke. The museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions. The museum is adjoined by the Saga Prefectural Museum.
  • Kakiemongama
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Nanzan Ding 352
    A pottery workshop which was once operated by Sakaida Kakiemon, a renowned potter from Arita Town in Saga Prefecture. The Kakiemon style is characterized by the use of red paint baked onto a beautiful milky-white pottery base called nigoshide. The workshop’s pieces began being exported around the world starting in the Edo period and remain popular to this day. The workshop is adjoined by a museum where visitors can learn about its 380 year history and view actual pieces from various time periods.
  • Konmigiemonkotoji Art Museum
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Saga Pref. Nishimatsuragunaritachou Akaemachi 2-chome 1-11

    色鍋島の人間国宝、今右衛門窯の母屋の隣にある、古陶磁美術館。訪問時には、鍋島青磁の美と技展が開催されていました。入館は有料で、係の方は常駐されていないようで、隣の今右衛門窯の方に声をかけて入館するようになっていました。

  • Saga University Museum of Art
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    Saga Saga-shi Honjomachi Honjo 1

Saga Areas

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Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu's Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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