A Guide to Ibaraki Museums
Updated: Apr 7, 2020
The museum has a collection of works from artists such as Yokoyama Taikan, Hishida Shunso, and Shimomura Kanzan. They also have a collection of Japanese-style paintings by Ogawa Usen who loved to depict people doing agriculture and animals living in harmony with nature. They also have paintings by Taisho-era western-style painters who were very influential in the art world and a collection of over 3600 European pieces of art.
The Art Tower Mito is a joint art facility. It has an art museum with mainly modern art exhibits, a concert hall, and a stage for musicals and traditional arts like rakugo. In the museum, they hold many exhibitions of famous Japanese artists as well as foreign artists.
The collection of the Tokugawa Museum consists of around thirty thousand treasures of the Mito Tokugawa family – Samurai collection – and thirty thousand documents stored in Shokokan Libary.