Do you think you would like to see world famous masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s “Sunflower” and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”? In “Otsuka Museum of Art” in Tokushima Prefecture, you can appreciate more than 1,000 well-known Western paintings, including ancient mural paintings and contemporary paintings held by over 190 art museums in 25 countries around the world. Otsuka Museum of Art was opened in 1998 as “It is an art museum where you can see the masterpieces of all over the world” which can not be readily seen in the usual way.
The total length of the route to appreciate is about 4 kilometers, from the 3 rd floor of the basement to 2 stories above ground, over 1,000 works are reproduced three-dimensionally on the floor, walls and ceiling in the vast exhibition space. It is a big feature of this museum that you can taste the dynamic atmosphere like being in the field. It is a big feature of this museum that you can taste the dynamic atmosphere as if you are being in the real spot.
It is from the third basement level to start appreciation of the arts. From there, it is possible to see work in chronological order such as ancient, medieval, renaissance, baroque, modern, which constitutes the history of Western paintings. Among them, it is the environmental exhibition area on the 3rd basement floor that can overcome anyway. A chapel, ruins, etc. are reproduced with reality in details. As you enter the room, you feel like you are in a real place. Beyond time, you can feel the atmosphere of those days closely. Although it is an art museum, you can enjoy it like a theme park, so let’s take a closer look at it.
I bet you don’t know that there was splendid work of art like “The Judgment”, “Mona Lisa”, “Guernica” in Japan? The masterpiece which you thought “you can’t appreciate it without going to Europe!”, surprisingly enough, you can see it in Tokushima, Japan.
Ｔhe name is “Otsuka Kokusai Bijutsukan” (Otsuka Museum of Art).
The “Otsuka Museum of Art” is an art museum in Naruto-shi, Tokushima. Famous Western masterpieces are stored more than 1,000 of works.
The masterpieces which everyone knows like “The Judgment” (Michelangelo), “Mona Lisa” (Leonardo da Vinci), “Guernica” (Pablo Picasso), etc. are displayed there. There are world‐famous works only.
But, in fact, the displayed works of this art museum, all are “imitations”. In addition, surprisingly the admission is the most expensive in Japan as art museum. However, this art museum is extreme popularity, so more than 220,000 people visit Tokushima to look at this many “imitation masterpieces” every year.
It is the Fine Art Masterpiece Museum which is the largest of its type in Japan and hardly no real precedent in international. It faithfully reappears on ceramic plate at actual size of western masterpieces more than 1,000 works from the ancient times to the present age. It is the facility where is most suitable as both an art educational facility and a tourist attraction.
|Name:||Otsuka Museum of Art|
|Adresse:||Narutochotosadomariura 65-1 Naruto, Tokushima 772-0053 Japan|
|Access:||JR Naruto-sen Line “Naruto-eki Station” (15 minutes by bus)|
|Price/Charge:||3,240 yen (Adult)
2,160 yen (Student)
540 yen (Under 18 years old)
Please refer the official web page.