Akita Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (Museum of Modern Art)
Akita Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan is located within Akita Furusato-mura Kamakura Land (Akita Heritage Village Kamakura Land) in the city of Yokote, Akita Prefecture. The museum is built on a small hill, and its glass exterior is designed to reflect changing views of the sky, making the building appear to be floating in the air. Works held at the museum include Western-style Akita Ranga (paintings of Akita orchids), painted in this region since the 18th century, and works by such artists as Kogyo Terasaki, Suian Hirafuku, Hyakusui and his son, and Toyoshiro Fukuda, all of whom have a close connection to Akita Prefecture. An exhibition zone called Geijutsu-no Mori (Forest of Art) extends into the area around the museum and is the setting for around 30 sculptures.
Address: 62-46, Tomigasawa, Akasaka, Yokote-shi, Akita
Admission Fee: 400 yen (permanent exhibition), 800 yen (special exhibition)
Closed: New Years holidays'
[Car]JR Yokote Stn./Taxi/15-min. ride