The Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art is located in Ibaraki's Izura, known as a picturesque spot for its beautiful seashore with different shapes of bays and a pine tree forest. It bears the name of Tenshin Okakura, a leading figure in the modernisation of Japanese art during the Meiji era and a founder of the Nihon Bijutsuin (Art Institute of Japan). In 1906, the Bijutsuin moved from Tokyo's Ueno to Izura, with artists like Taikan Yokoyama following Tenshin up north. This museum was established in 1997 to commemmorate their achievements and display their works.
|Venue name:||Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki||Contact:|
2083 Otsucho Tsubaki, Kitaibaraki-shi
|Opening hours:||9.30am-5pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is hol)|
|Transport:||Otsuko Station (Joban line)|