Tochigi Kenritsu Bijutsukan (Art Museum)
Tochigi Kenritsu Bijutsukan opened in November 1972. Tochigi Prefecture is the home of the ceramic ware Mashiko-yaki, and works of the famous Mashiko-yaki ceramicist Shoji Hamada can be seen at this art museum. The museum also possesses Sachihiko-zo, a valuable work of modern Japanese art by Shigeru Aoki, which depicts his beloved child, later known as the famed shakuhachi bamboo flute master Rando Fukuda. Also noteworthy is the collection containing works by the print artist Sumio Kawakami and Western-style painter Toshi Shimizu.
Address: 4-2-7 Sakura, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi
Admission Fee: 250 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), the next day of each national holiday, New Years holidays'
[Car]R Utsunomiya Stn./Taxi/15-min. ride