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Mino-Washi Akari Art Gallery (美濃和紙 あかりアート館)


Art Museum

This art gallery is located a 15-minute walk from Nagaragawa Railway Minoshi Station, and exhibits the Mino City’s prize-winning autumn “Mino Washi Akari Art Exhibit.” Inside the gallery, a town with udatsu walls (good for fire protection and symbolizing wealth) is reproduced in a soft and warm light through Mino washi (traditional Japanese paper). Although the work cannot be touched, you are free to take photographs. There is also a museum shop lined with highly artistic lanterns. The wooden two-stories building is a nationally registered tangible cultural property since it is a valuable structure that is as it was in the early Showa era (1926-1989).


Gifu Pref. Minoshi Motozumichou 1901-3 (Gujo / Mino / SekiArea)

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Review of Mino Washi Akari Art Hall

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Reviewed:2018/06/03 Amazing!!
The Akari Art Hall had many really amazing lanterns! You are allowed to take pictures inside so now my camera is filled with photos of the lanterns!! They are all handmade with Washi and are all lit...
Reviewed:2016/03/04 Exquisite craft in both the washi and lanterns
After watching a Japanology episode on Mino Washi and wanting to go to nearby Seki, I just had to visit. The lanterns here were wonderful art, the historic area a pleasant place to wander, a nice...
Reviewed:2016/01/29 Dont miss the exibition on upper floor
At a glance on the groud floor, it is rather a paper art shop than a museum. Pay little money and go up to the upper floor. Then youll be surprised. My children cannot leave from there for a while.

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Gifu Pref. Minoshi Motozumichou 1901-3 [map]
Gujo / Mino / SekiArea
Tuesday (The next day in case of Public holiday), The next day of Public holiday, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] High School Students and above 200yen, Junior High School Students and below Free
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          Gifu Areas


          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.