Oita Kenritsu Geijutsu Kaikan (Art Gallery)
The collection at Oita Kenritsu Geijutsu Kaikan focuses on works by artists who have a close association with Oita Prefecture. These include modern landscape paintings by Chikuden Tanomura, as well as works of the modern Japanese-style painters Heihachiro Fukuda and Tatsuo Takayama. Fukuda was born into a merchant household in Oita. When he was 18 years old, he went to Kyoto with aspirations to become a painter. Burning with an ambition to establish a new type of Japanese-style painting, he created a unique form of his own. Housed here are works from different periods of Fukudas life, including the early Sheep, the work Ducks produced in his forties, Fresh Snow, which he completed in his fifties, and Spring Water, from his later years.
Address: 1-61 Makimidori-machi, Oita-shi, Oita
Admission Fee: Depends on exhibition
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays, maintenance period.
Directions: [Walk]JR Maki Stn./5-min. walk
[Parking] 200 parking spaces are available.