Ohara Museum of Art
An art museum filled with masterpieces and housed in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Ohara Museum of Art is housed in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and has on display a collection of modern and contemporary art works. In 1930, Ohara Magozaburo, a local businessman, established this nation’s first private museum for western arts.
The main gallery exhibition includes El Greco’s Annunciation, Monet’s Waterlilies, and works of Renoir and Gauguin. The collection has expanded over a 90 year period, and now holds more than 3,000 works from modern and contemporary Japanese painters and Japanese Folk Art Movement artists’ work, as well as Asian and Egyptian artifacts.
They have also been hosting a variety of events for educational programs.
The museum shop sells replica paintings and original art goods.
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Housed in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter with a magnificent art collection.
The museum hosts a variety of events for educational programs.
The waterlilies brought from Monet’s garden in Giverny, France, grow in the courtyard of the Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery. (flower season is from the end of May to mid-October)
The museum shop sells original art goods and replicas.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki City, Okayama
- Admission Fees
General: 1,500 yen
Student High School /Jr. High School/Elementary School: 500 yen
- Exhibition Hours
- 9:00am-5:00pm (Admission is accepted up to 4:30pm)
Every Mondays and 28 to 31 December
（If a national holiday falls on a Sunday or Monday, the museum will be open on Monday.）
- 15 minutes’ walk from JR Kurashiki station on the Sanyo Main Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)