Art & Design
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art 山梨県立美術館
Enjoy masterpieces by Jean-Francois Millet
Since its opening in 1978, the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art has become widely known as the Millet Museum. The collection includes paintings by Millet such as "The Sower", and works by other Barbizon School artists and European landscape painters as well as local Yamanashi artists and contemporary Japanese artists.
The museum's collection has more than 70 pieces by Millet
Visitors can enjoy views of Mt. Fuji from the verdent grounds of Geijutsunomori Park, where the museum is located
How to Get There
The museum is around 15 minutes by bus from Kofu Station on the JR Chuo Line. By car, it is 10 minutes from the Kofu-Showa Interchange.
The museum exhibits pieces from its collection, totalling around 10,000 works, in its permanent exhibition. The works displayed change quarterly and are divided between the Millet Gallery, the Themed Gallery, and the Hideo Hagiwara Memorial Gallery. The works of Millet and other Barbizon School artists such as Corot, and Rousseau are exhibited in the Millet Gallery. The Themed Gallery displays works curated on a particular theme, by artisits with ties to Yamanashi, such as Shunko Mochizuki and Koichiro Kondo, as well as important contemporary Japanese artisits. The Hideo Hagiwara Memorial Gallery exhibits works by Hideo Hagiwara who was known for his woodblock prints, as well as works from his personal collections.
The museum shop sells prints and goods themed on pieces from the collection. There is also a restaurant that serves unique gallery-themed dishes.
About the museum
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.) Closed: Mondays (except national holidays), the day after a national holiday (except Sunday), New Year holidays, and irregularly on other days. Admission (permanent exhibition): Adults ¥520; University students ¥220; High school students and younger, free admission.
* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.