Art & Design
Fukushima’s prefectural art museum is connected to the Prefectural Library, and 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 that was caught in the Bikini Atoll hydrogen bomb test explosion.
The museum is over 60,000 square feet
The building's design reflects traditional Japanese architecture styles
It contains art by local artist Shoji Sekine
From Tokyo, take the Shinkansen to Koriyama and change trains to complete your journey to JR Fukushima Station. The whole trip takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The closest train station is Bijutsukan-Toshokan-mae station. You can catch a train from JR Fukushima Station on the Iizaka line.
The museum is located at the base of Mount Shinobu. Being surrounded by natural beauty and the symbol of Fukushima City nicely complements the artistic nature of the museum.
The museum has four rooms, containing French Impressionism, 20th American Realism, Japanese modern paintings, prints, earthenwares, ceramics and textiles. It specialises in modern and contemporary art.
Aside from Mount Shinobu, the Fukushima Prefectural Art Museum is also close to Fukushima Inari Shrine and Iwaya Kannon, a collection of Buddhist carvings in a cliffside.