• Naoko Mikami

A Guide to Yamaguchi Museums


Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum

(山口県立美術館)

Location: Yamaguchi


The collection includes Japanese paintings by Toyo Sesshu, Unkoku school, Kansai Mori and Hogai Kano; oil paintings by Yasuo Kazuki, Shohei Matsuda and Wasaku Kobayashi; sculptures by Shigeru Ueki and Kiichi Sumikawa; photographs by Katsuji Fukuda, Tadahiko Hayashi and other representative photographers from postwar Japan.



Iwakuni Art Museum

(岩国美術館)

Location: Iwakuni


The collection includes armors, swords, battle-features, ancient documents, calligraphy arts, ancient mirrors, etc.






Hagi Uragami Museum

(山口県立萩美術館・浦上記念館)

Location: Hagi


The Hagi Uragami Museum was founded in 1996 to preserve and exhibit a splendid collection of oriental arts donated by Hagi-born entrepreneur Toshiro Uragami. His outstanding collection includes about 5,300 ukiyoe works by leading artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Kuniyoshi, about 500 oriental ceramic wares from China and Korea, and about 750 modern potteries (as of 2015).



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