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Chōritsu Kuma Art Museum

An artspace enveloped by the warmth of wood

The Chōritsu Kuma Art Museum, where visitors can experience a wide range of artistic sensibilities, features wooden architecture with local Kuma sugi cryptomeria cedar wood, a rarity for an art museum.
The museum, located here on the highland, nestled among mountains that show different appearances over the course of the four seasons, features a line of polished log support columns from Kuma sugi trees over 80 years in age in its exhibition space.
Visitors to the Kuma Art Museum can enjoy the comforting atmosphere, almost as if being in a forest. The museum’s collection of works for display includes oil paintings by early modern Japanese artists producing Western-style paintings such as MURAYAMA Kaita and YOROZU Tetsugorō, representative of the Taishō era, Japanese paintings and calligraphic works, ceramics and more. With gallery talk events and concerts held in the exhibition space as well, the museum offers visitors opportunities to enhance their cultural refinement or to just stop in for relaxation and refreshment.
Come visit this space where you can enjoy genuine works of art amid the pleasant fragrance of wood.

Kuma Art Museum

Admission fees
General: ¥500, High school and university students: ¥400, Elementary and middle school students: ¥300
* Fees are set on an individual basis for special exhibition

1442-7 Sugo 2-kochi, Kumakōgen-chō 791-1205 [google map]
5 min by car from Kumakōgen-chō Town Hall
Hours of Operation
Closed on Mondays and days following holidays (or on Tuesdays when holidays fall on a Monday), New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and when changing exhibitions
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