• Naoko Mikami

A Guide to Yamagata Museums

Updated: Apr 7


Yamagata Museum of Art

(山形美術館)

Location: Yamagata


The collection includes works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Takahashi Yuichi, as well as Yosa Buson's six-panel byōbu of 1779, Oku no Hosomichi (Important Cultural Property).


Ken Domon Museum of Photography

(土門拳記念館)

Location: Sakata


Ken Domon is one of the representative photographers of postwar Japan. Here, all 70,000 pieces of his photographic work, including his lifework, “A Pilgrimage through Old Temples,” “Muroji Temple,” “Hiroshima,” “The Children in Chikuho,” “Bunraku Puppets,” and “Features” are preserved and shown to the public in regular succession.


Tendo City Museum of Art

(天童市美術館)

Location: Tendo


The collection displays mainly the artworks of Chuichi Konno, a Japanese-style painter and Tendo native, and of Morikazu Kumagai, a Western-style painter and a native of Gifu Prefecture, along with works by other painters who have a local connection. The museum also holds special exhibitions of artists who have connections with Tendo.


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