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Ohara Museum of Art

An art museum filled with masterpieces and housed in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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Museum

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.

*Photo provider: Ohara Museum of Art

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • The overview of the main gallery building

    The overview of the main gallery building

  • The overview of the main gallery building

    The overview of the main gallery building

  • Round window in the main gallery

    Round window in the main gallery

  • Inside the gallery

    Inside the gallery

  • Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery

    Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery

  • Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery entrance

    Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery entrance

  • Railing in the Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery

    Railing in the Craft Art Gallery & Asian Art Gallery

  • The museum shop

    The museum shop

  • Inside the shop

    Inside the shop

  • Waterlilies

    Waterlilies

  • Waterlilies

    Waterlilies

Reviews

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  • 許維吟

    倉敷美觀地區很棒的地方,適合悠閑漫活一整天,太原美術館收藏非常豐富包括草間彌生的圓點丶莫內的花園⋯ 有四個展覽館,所以可買套票ㄧ次看得夠

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Details

Name in Japanese
大原美術館
Postal Code
710-8575
Address
1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki City, Okayama
Telephone
086-422-0005
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)
Holidays
Every Mondays and 28 to 31 December
(If a national holiday falls on a Sunday or Monday, the museum will be open on Monday.)
Access
15 minutes’ walk from JR Kurashiki station on the Sanyo Main Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)