• Naoko Mikami

A Guide to Aomori Museums

Updated: Apr 7


Aomori Museum of Art

(青森県立美術館)

Location: Aomori


Visitors will be able to enjoy the works of highly unique and individualistic artists related to Aomori prefecture. This includes Shiko Munakata, Jun-ichiro Sekino, Yoshishige Saito, Tadahiro Ono, Uichi Takayama, Kojin Kudo, Tetsumi Kudo, Shuji Terayama, Tohl Narita, Yoshitomo Nara, and many others. There are also works by renowned national artists Shusaku Arakawa, Toshimitsu Imai as well as artists from abroad like Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt van Rijn, Odilon Redon, and Pablo Picasso.


Towada Art Center

(十和田市現代美術館)

Location: Towada


The Towada Art Center houses a permanent collection of 38 commissioned artworks, all made exclusively for the Towada Art Center by 33 world-renowned artists from Japan and abroad, including Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Choi Jeong Hwa, and Ron Muek.


Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art

(棟方志功記念館)

Location: Towada


The Museum opened its doors to the public in November 1975 to commemorate Aomori-born woodblock print artist Shiko Munakata's being awarded the Cultural Order of Merit (1970). The museum hopes to keep alive his works for future generations and at the same time make a useful contribution to the arts in Aomori.


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