• Naoko Mikami

A Guide to Hiroshima Museums


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Hiroshima Museum of Art

(ひろしま美術館)

Location: Hiroshima


The paintings in the possession of the Museum comprise:

  1. Modern European paintings, concentrating on those by French Impressionists,

  2. Japanese oil paintings from after the Meiji Period to the Recent.



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Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

(広島市現代美術館)

Location: Hiroshima


The basic themes of the collections are; (1) primary art works that shows the history of modern art after the Second World War (2) fine art works showing the relation between Hiroshima and modern art (3) fine art works by potential young artists.


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Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art

(平山郁夫美術館)

Location: Onomichi


The collection of Hirayama Ikuo, who is the most celebrated contemporary artist working in the genre of Nihon-ga, or traditional Japanese painting.




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Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum of Art

(広島県立美術館)

Location: Hiroshima


The museum exhibits artworks associated with Hiroshima prefecture, Japanese and Asian art and craft, as well as other displays concentrating on work created in the 1920s and 30s. The museum has over 3500 pieces in its permanent collection.



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