• Naoko Mikami

A Guide to Ehime Museums

The Museum of Art, Ehime


Location: Matsuyama

The art museum houses over 10,000 works by top-class foreign artists including Cézanne and Monet, and by representative recent and modern Japanese artists and local artists.

The Tokoro Art Museum Omishima


Location: Imabari

Opened in 2004, the Tokoro art museum has about 30 collections including works by American-based Noe Katz, Tom Wesselmann, Giacomo Manzu (known for the 14-year project of the gate of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome), along with Japanese artists such as Norichika Hayashi and Takashi Fukai. In this museum, even the views of the Seto Inland Sea are works of art!

Omishima Art Museum


Location: Imabari

Opened in 1986, the Omishima Art Museum shows a wide range of contemporary Nihonga, Japanese style paintings, of which the museum has already built up a collection of over 1,000 pieces including works by Yukio Umehara, Hatanaka Hikaritoru, Masaru Matsumoto, Shigeki Murata and Chinami Nakajima.

Tamagawa Museum of Art


Location: Imabari

As for the display work, native district native place painter and Picasso, Rouault, foreign countries work per Utrillo prepare creativity painters such as Tsune Nakamura, Shunsuke Matsumoto, Hideo Noda repainting history of art from owners such as Japanese modern Western picture painter, Seiki Kuroda, Takeji Fujishima after the Meiji era in modern times as axis and have part of history of foreign film and the prospects plain widely in spite of being the short piece main constituent in modern times.

Imabari City Kono Museum Of Art


Location: Imabari

The Museum’s collection consists mainly of decorative folding screens and scrolls. The screens feature fantastically dramatic dragons, idealized scenes of nobles enjoying the countryside, and battles with lots of people scampering about on horses. The scrolls are highly varied and include monochrome brush work, calligraphy, and coloured depictions of birds, court nobles, and Chinese-style scenes of deep river gorges.

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