A Guide to Shiga Museums
Updated: Apr 1, 2020
The museum collection is in 3 categories;
Modern Japanese style painting, especially the works related to the Japan Art Academy (Nihon Bijutsu-in).
Works related to Shiga prefecture.
Postwar contemporary art especially from U.S.A. and Japan.
The S.A.M.'s mission is to contribute to the promotion and development of art and culture, through a variety of cultural initiatives, focused on the exhibition of works by outstanding artists that embody the spirit of Japanese art, such as the painter Hirayama Ikuo, the sculptor Sato Churyo, and the ceramic artist Raku Kichizaemon.
The Miho Museum’s collection started from the wide array of tea ceremony utensils, Shinto/Buddhist art, paintings/calligraphy, ceramics, lacquerware and other Japanese art. The collection contains about 3,000 artworks from Japan and the ancient orient, of which 250 to 500 are on display at any given time.