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Nagano and the Arts



1. September. 2019

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Over the years several internationally-acclaimed artists have called Nagano home. With it’s rugged, mountainous landscape surrounded by spectacularly beautiful sprawling nature, it’s not hard to see how the prefecture has in the past, and continues to inspire creativity among its artistic community.

Nagano is completely landlocked, surrounded by mountains with an abundance of hot springs, historic towns and castles, its majestic scenery often leaves visitors to the region feeling invigorated and inspired.

In this article we will focus on three artists, all of whom resided in Nagano at some stage of their artistic careers. We will go into detail about how one can see their works in Nagano today.

Nagano and the Arts


  • Yayoi Kusama
  • Katsushika Hokusai
  • Rokuzan (Moriye) Ogihara

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