Kosetsu Museum of Art

Sightseeing information about Kosetsu Museum of Art in Japan.


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The Kosetsu Museum of Art in Kobe City was established in 1973 as a facility to house the collection of Japanese and Asian antique art works that Murayama Ryohei, the founder of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper company, had amassed over the years. In addition to 19 Important Cultural Properties and 23 Important Cultural Assets (designated by the Japanese government, Agency for Culture Affairs), the museum’s genre-spanning collection includes everything from Buddhist art, calligraphy, and early modern paintings to tea ceremony utensils, lacquer ware, and weaponry.

The collection is presented to the public in exhibitions based on specific themes that are held every spring and fall, and other special exhibitions focusing on the work of a variety of Japanese artists. In addition, related events such as lectures and tea parties are held several times each year to promote a greater understanding of the museum collection.

While operating and maintaining the former Murayama Residence as a means of conveying Meiji and Taisho Period culture and architecture, the site is also used in a more practical manner. In addition to holding garden-viewing events held every spring and fall and allowing visitors to see the building’s exterior, we also present a Yabunouchi-style Gennan Tea Party, with both strong and weak tea and refreshments served in utensils from the tea room, study, and museum collection, to provide an opportunity for the general public to experience traditional Japanese culture.

Address : 2-12-1 Mikagegunge, Higashi Nada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Access : a five-min walk from the southeast exit of Mikage Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line
Hours : 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Closed : Mondays
*if Monday drops on national holiday, Tuesday is closed.


Adults: ¥700
High school and university students: ¥450
Children: Free
※Prices may vary for special exhibitions

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