There are many unique museums in Hiroshima. There are also museums that offer plus α fun for art appreciation! Let's visit the art spots scattered throughout the prefecture.
Wood One Art Museum
An art museum built in a resort area rich in nature
An art museum built in a beautiful mountain village where primeval forests remain. It opened as an art museum that exhibits about 800 works of art owned by Wood One Co., Ltd., a general wood building materials manufacturer.
There are modern Japanese paintings such as Takahashi Yuichi, Kuroda Seiki, Kishida Ryusei, Yokoyama Taikan, Uemura Shoen. There are also Western paintings by Renoir and Van Gogh, as well as Art Nouveau centered works like Satsuma ware, Meissen porcelain and Emile Gallé's glass works.
Special exhibitions are held several times a year. Guests can enjoy a cup of coffee in the hotel's café while admiring Meissen's antique cups. Why don't you spend an elegant tea time?
※The museum is closed during the winter season (mid-December to mid-March).
Hot spring resort “Quelle Yoshiwa”
Onsen lodging facilities are adjacent to the museum, and plans that include admission to the museum, bathing and meals are also popular. After enjoying the art, take a dip in a hot spring to refresh your mind and body!
Kure Municipal Museum of Art
Enjoy masterpieces of local masters and Renoir
It has a collection of works related to Kure city by famous japanese and foreign artists such as Renoir, Hirayama Ikuo, Rodin, and change collection exhibitions three times a year and hold special exhibitions several times a year.
In front of the museum is the "Bijutukan Dori", the museum street, which was selected as one of the “100 best roads in Japan”. Please also enjoy the collaboration between an art museum with a beautiful brick outer wall and an art path that received the Handmade Local Award.
Museum street selected as “100 best roads in Japan”
“Bijutsukan Dori”, the Art Museum Street, is a red brick tree-lined street facing the Kure Municipal Museum of Art. Sculptures and objects by famous artists are dotted, creating an artistic atmosphere.
Why don't you take a walk along the path where the harmony between the green of pine trees and red bricks is beautiful, and spend a moment of healing your heart.
We recommend the gallery concert once a month
This museum is located on Shimokamagari Island in the Seto Inland Sea southeast of Kure City. Works depicting the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea and works by leading Japanese modern painters such as Taikan Yokoyama, Heihachiro Fukuda, and Kunzo Minami are on display.
The authentic wooden building is also impressive. Gallery concerts are held in the hall every third Saturday of the month.
Okuda Genso Sayume Art Museum
A museum where the moon looks beautiful
This museum exhibits the works of Okuda Genso, a Japanese-style painter who lives in Miyoshi City, and his wife, the puppet artist Okuda Sayume.
While changing exhibitions several times a year, various works of the two people are on display.
They also hold popular special exhibitions that introduce local artists and introduce excellent art works and culture from Japan and internationally.
The moon reflected on the surface of the pond is fantastic
It is designed so that you can see the moon beautifully after the it appears, like drawn in many of Okuda Genso's works. You can watch the moonrise and its movement from the pond where the lobby is located.
Opening hours are extended until 21:00 on the night of the full moon, so if you are visiting on the good day, be sure to visit at night! Please enjoy the beautiful moon reflected on the surface of the pond in the courtyard.