Kita Kyushu Shiritsu Bijutsukan
Kitakyushu Shiritsu Bijutsukan (Kitakyushu Municipal Museum) is known for having introduced the first system in Japan under which volunteers offer visitors explanations of the museums collection, a service introduced with the opening of the museum in 1974. At present around 80 volunteers, each of whom has completed several years of training, are actively engaged on a rotating basis in guiding museum visitors every day. The works held by the museum include: pieces by Ryusei Kishida, a Western-style painter, among them Jiga-zo (Self-portrait) and T-no Shozo (Portrait of T.); ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Katsushika Hokusai and others; and works by overseas artists including Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Georges Rouault, and Frank Stella.'
Address: 21-1 Nishi-Sayagata-machi, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
Admission Fee: 150 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays, New Years holidays'
[Bus]JR Tobata Stn./Bus/15-min. ride/Bijutsukan iriguchi Stop/15-min. walk