- The museum opened in 1998 to exhibit mainly the artwork collected by three generations of the Hosomi family starting from the industrialist and Japanese art collector Kokoan Hosomi. Housing one of the largest and highest quality collections in Japan, the museum features Shinto and Buddhist artwork, as well as a collection Edo Era paintings from painters in the Rimpa school and Ito Jakuchu.
- Based on the desire to “pass down the beautiful soul that gives life to classic artwork to future generations”, the museum has held Various exhibits with a focus on the collection and it has broadly contributed to the advancement of Japanese culture. The museum shop sells original items using motifs of works in the collection. Located on the top floor of the museum is the tearoom “Kokoan” said to have been built by the late master carpenter Sotoji Nakamura, and if you have a reservation previously, you can participate in a tea ceremony experience there. Looking to the east from the very top floor of the museum, it is possible to see the rows of trees planted along a canal.
- Shinobu Nakai
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