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Ekingura (絵金蔵)


Art Museum

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.


Kochi Pref. Konan City Akaokacho 538 (Kochi / NankokuArea)

phone 0887577117

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Ekingura

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/06/01 Unbelievably beautiful and interesting
I only learned of this place during research of Kochi. This museum is about Ekingura, a master who is good at backdrop paintings. Most of the paintings displayer are replicates. For the two authentic...
Reviewed:2019/05/06 Interesting, slightly eccentric local museum
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...
Reviewed:2018/11/08 Beautiful museum
Very nice piece of arts can be seen here. Once our guide explained who was Ekin it was really amazing to hear all that he has done and the extreme problems he went through. All the painting reflected...

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Kochi Pref. Konan City Akaokacho 538 [map]
Kochi / NankokuArea
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] Adults520yen, High School Students300yen, Small/Junior High School Students150yen
* 50yen discount from regular fee Friday for groups of 15 or more
Parking Lot
Available (Please use the Konan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry parking lot. Bus 2 spaces, general car 10 spaces)
* Picture Friday warehouse Parking lot for people with disabilities Available
Credit Card
Not available
Available (outdoor)
English Menu
Available (Facility Pamphlet/English/Traditional/Simplified/Korean)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes (15 minutes open video available * Multilingualized)
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (There is also a household-sized elevator)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.