Rokuzan Art Museum
The town of Hotaka, where the Rokuzan Art Museum is situated, is a beautiful place set in a gentle pastoral landscape. The Rokuzan Art Museum was built to house works of art and historical material related to the sculptor Morie Hagiwara, who played an active role in the art world at the beginning of the 20th century before dying at only 30. The building is designed like a church in a tribute to Hagiwaras Christian faith. Showing the influence of Rodin, works by Hagiwara, who is referred to as the father of modern Japanese sculpture, feature a powerful style bursting with vitality. Onna (Woman), on display in the main building of the Rokuzan Art Museum, has been referred to as the crowning glory of modern Japanese sculpture. Many works by artists who were close friends of Hagiwara, such as poet and artist Kotaro Takamura, are also exhibited in the 1st and 2nd Exhibition Halls as well as in the main building.'
Address: 5095-1 Hotaka, Azumino-shi, Nagano
Admission Fee: 700 yen
Closed: Mondays (except May-October), the next day of each national holiday, Dec. 21-31
[Walk]JR Hotaka Stn./7-min. walk