Art & Design
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art 福島県立美術館
A fine, eclectic collection of Japanese, French and American art
The Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art contains over 3,800 paintings by artists from various countries. It houses many significant paintings, such as Ben Shahn's depiction of Daigo Fukuryu Maru, the Japanese fishing boat caught in the Bikini Atoll hydrogen bomb test explosion.
The building's design reflects traditional Japanese architectural styles
Works by local artist Shoji Sekine are featured
How to Get There
From Tokyo, take the shinkansen to Koriyama and change trains to reach Fukushima Station. This part of the trip takes approximately two hours and 40 minutes.
The closest train station to the museum is Bijutsukan-Toshokan-mae Station. You can catch a train from Fukushima Station on the Iizaka Line.
Beautiful inside and out
The Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art is located at the base of Mt. Shinobu. The surrounding natural beauty and the symbol of Fukushima City nicely complement the artistic nature of the museum.
The museum has four rooms containing works of French Impressionism, 20th-century American realism, Japanese modern paintings, prints, earthenware, ceramics, and textiles. It specializes in modern and contemporary art.
In addition to Mt. Shinobu, the Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art is also close to Fukushima Inari-jinja Shrine and Iwaya Kannon, a collection of Buddhist carvings on a cliffside.