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Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki

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#1 of 82 in Museums in Okayama Prefecture
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When it opened in 1930, Ohara Museum of Art held the first collection of Western art to be permanently exhibited in Japan. Created in honor of painter Kojima Torajiro, the museum now houses an expansive collection of Western and 20th century Japanese art, with special emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century French painting and sculpture. Start your tour at the classically styled Main Gallery, meander past the pond where water lilies echo the works of Monet, and finish at the Craft and Asiatic Art Gallery to absorb some Eastern culture. Free audio guides are available. Make Ohara Museum of Art a centerpiece of your Kurashiki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kurashiki trip planner.
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  • Located within the Bikan Historical Quarters of Kurashiki. This art museum was founded in 1930 and showcases famous paintings from the West, including El Greco, Gauguin, Monet, etc. There are... 
    Located within the Bikan Historical Quarters of Kurashiki. This art museum was founded in 1930 and showcases famous paintings from the West, including El Greco, Gauguin, Monet, etc. There are...  more »
  • the famed paitings by el greco, renoir, lautrec, etc are here. there are not many of each, but the crown jewels are there. the japanese garden, and the storage buildings are worth a visit too 
    the famed paitings by el greco, renoir, lautrec, etc are here. there are not many of each, but the crown jewels are there. the japanese garden, and the storage buildings are worth a visit too  more »
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  • This is an awesome museum. It not only contains a selection of some of the best of Western art but has an interesting collection of Japanese paintings and contemporary sculpture. Unfortunately outside of the main collection there is little English signage. A smart phone should deal with that issue. That said it's well worth a visit.
  • One dusty Gauguin and Greco. The rest of the contemporary pile of garbage is waste of museum space and time.

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