Located in the center of Hiroshima City, the museum is adjacent to the Shukkeien, a national scenic beauty with abundant greenery. From the lobby and restrooms, you can enjoy the seasonal scenery of the Shukkeien, which was built as a feudal garden for the Asano family, lords of the Hiroshima domain. The museum is also home to a wide variety of artworks, including the “Imari Bowl with Design of Flowers and Plants in Color” and “Itsukushima” (Important Cultural Property), artworks related to Hiroshima by Ai Mitsu, Entsuba Shozo, Hirayama Ikuo, etc., Japanese and Asian Crafts including folk art works by Kawai Takujiro and Hamada Shoji, Central Asian dyeing and weaving, as well as metalwork. The collection includes over 5,000 works (including those deposited) under the theme of “Art of the 1920s and 1930s,” such as Salvador Dali’s “Dream of Venus” and Isamu Noguchi’s “Reminiscence.” The collection is changed four times a year and introduced in exhibitions. Volunteer guides from the Tomo no Kai provide easy-to-understand information about the works.
In addition, the Special Exhibition Room holds about six special exhibitions a year. Many events such as lectures and concerts are held in conjunction with the special exhibitions.
Moment of Joy
Kick back with a snack and drink in the tea room on the third floor after looking at masterpieces. They sell delicious desserts and some light meals that pair well with the hot and cold beverages on tap. Diners also get a phenomenal view of Shukkeien from the tea room, and the coupon that comes with the admission ticket is one more incentive to go!
- 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
- 9:00 - 17:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays from April 1st to September 4th, until 19:00 on Fridays from September 5th to March 31st)
- Mondays, December 25th - January 1st