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Otsuka Museum of Art

A Museum with accurate reproductions of masterpiece arts from across the world.

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Museum

Otsuka Museum of Art is a “Ceramic Board Masterpiece Art Museum” for world masterpieces, established in Naruto city, Tokushima prefecture. The founding took place on the occasion of the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group's 75th anniversary. The museum occupies Japan’s largest permanent collection space, a total floor area of 29,412 square meters. The art collections are exhibited in a total of 4 kilometers of gallery halls consisting of three basement floors and two at ground level.

The museum houses more than 1000 works, ranging from antiquity to the 20th century and collected from over 190 museums in 26 countries. The full-size faithful replicas were created using a special technology. The paintings are reproduced onto ceramic plates which, the museum claims, will preserve their colors and shapes for as long as 2000 years. The museum particularly wishes, with its unique methods, to contribute to the recording and perseveration of the world’s valuable cultural heritage.

Their cutting-edge projects, including reproductions of Picasso’s Guernica, the original no longer allowed outside the Reina Sofía museum in Madrid, and the reconstruction of El Greco’s altarpieces, dispersed during wartime, are praised for their technology and concept.

Highlights

  • This highly unique museum, Ceramic Board Masterpiece Art Museum, holds one of Japan’s largest permanent collection spaces.
  • accurate reproduction of masterpieces from around the world.
  • entire environment reproduction, such as the interior of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
  • café and restaurants inspired by the art works.
  • Museum shop with original products derived from the world’s masterpieces.

*The photos below show some examples of the permanent collection at the Otsuka Museum of Art.
*Please check the official website for the latest information before your visit.

Photos

  • Overview of the Otsuka Museum of Art

    Overview of the Otsuka Museum of Art

  • Scrovegni Chapel

    Scrovegni Chapel

  • Outside collection: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies

    Outside collection: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies

  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper
prior to restoration and after the restoration

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper prior to restoration and after the restoration

  • The museum shop with its original items

    The museum shop with its original items

Reviews

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  • Suju Chang

    門票費用3000多塊日幣說實在是真的有點貴,不過相對來說可以看到從世界各地複製原尺寸的畫,以前只能在書中或節目中欣賞,我覺得相當值得。

  • 郭淑珍

    利用陶瓷技術將畫作燒到磁磚,磁磚是不會受到濕氣、光害等因素所影響可以隨意地拍照,雖然都是複製品,但是能夠一次性的觀賞完世界各國名家畫作,對於藝術作品的愛好者是絕對不能錯過的地方!

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Details

Name in Japanese
大塚国際美術館
Postal Code
772-0053
Address
65-1 Tosadomariura Fukuike, Naruto-cho, Naruto City, Tokushima
Telephone
088-687-3737
Business Hours
9:30 am-5:00 pm (ticket sales end at 4:00 pm),
Closed
Monday (if holiday, the following day is closed)
January has an irregular consecutive closed day. And some other special closed days throughout the year, August open everyday.
Entrance fee
adult 3300 yen, college students 2200 yen, younger students 550 yen
Access
1) 15 minutes local bus ride from JR Naruto station
2) 30 minutes bus ride from Tokushima airport
Official Website
Official Website (English)