Otsuka International Art Museum

Ostuka Pharmaceutical have built a wonderful art museum in Naruto which holds over 1,000 pieces of Western masterpieces reproduced on ceramic boards. The museum building and the work gone into the creation of these boards is outstanding.
Otsuka International Art Museum
The front entrance to the Otsuka International Art Museum. The museum is built into the mountain
Flags of the world greeting visitors

There were so many great pieces on display, the camera seemed to point itself automatically and shoot. I don’t have explanations for all of the pieces so feel free to look through and make comments.

This was a wonderful display of artwork all in one place which really left an impact on me. The admission price of Yen 3,000 was well worth it. Plan to get to the gallery early as closing time is 5pm. There are about 4 floors of art work to go through. There is also a cafe in the museum which serves great cakes.

The guest house for Otsuka Seiyaku company
The guest house for Otsuka Seiyaku company

You can read more about the Art Museum at this link.


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  • A bit weird to see a museum that holds (only?) copies!
    I mean, in a way i understand the point, it allows people access to works that would normally not travel to a place that is accessible to them. But it really raises the question of whether originals are relevant at all!

    • true. A lot of times people only get to see these works in textbooks. At least this way school kids can come and see some of the worlds best paintings, even if they are reproductions. The quality was outstanding and you dont have guards stopping you from going right up and touching, since they are done on tile board.