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Sagawa Art Museum

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Hiroaki Kaneko wrote a review Feb 12
Tokyo, Japan1,090 contributions65 helpful votes
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無機質ながらも整然とした神殿のような建物、水面に浮かぶ佐藤忠良氏の彫刻作品、陰影を巧みに利用した館内、単に美術品を展示する美術館ではなく、建物そのものが素晴らしい美術的センスに溢れている。特に晴れた日には水面に照り返された陽の光が天井や壁に映り、時間と共に変化する様子を楽しむことも出来る。 美術品の展示の仕方は極めてシンプルで、余計な説明も少なく、全て観覧者の想像を掻き立てるように展示されている。日本語だけでなく英語の説明文も併記されているため、海外観光客も充分に楽しむことが出来る。 基本的に車で来る場所であり、バスの本数は多くは無い。予め時刻表等を確認して利用することをお勧めする。 是非ともお勧めしたい、展示されている美術品だけでなく建物そのものが素晴らしい美術館である。 The museum itself is full of wonderful artistic sensibilities: the inorganic yet orderly temple-like building, the sculptures by Churyo Sato arranged as if floating on the water surface, and the interior of the museum with its skillful use of shadows. Especially on a sunny day, the sunlight shining on the surface of the water reflects on the ceiling and walls, and you can enjoy how it changes with time. The artworks are displayed in a very simple way, with few explanations, and all of them are designed to stimulate the visitors' imagination. The explanations are not only in Japanese but also in English, making it possible for overseas visitors to enjoy the exhibits. Basically, it is a place to come by car, and there are not many buses. So it is recommended to check the timetable beforehand. I highly recommend this art museum, not only for the artworks on display but also for enjoying the building itself.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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William S wrote a review May 2019
Kobe, Japan1,009 contributions218 helpful votes
The museum itself is gorgeous inside and out. When you walk up towards the entrance to the building the sidewalk appears to be floating. The water surrounding the building is constantly moving and reflects the sky. The museum itself has beautiful wide wooden planks and there is a lot of wood in the building. The presentation of the pottery is really well done. The pottery itself is nice enough but the effort that goes into the display is much more appealing than the art on display. The interior is quite dimly lit which is a mystery as the pottery will not be affected by light. We were happy to go and would recommend this museum.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Raivo S wrote a review May 2019
Tallinn, Estonia155 contributions21 helpful votes
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Decided to take a day-trip on my free sunday after picking up their leaflet at Raku Museum in Kyoto and getting really impressed by the architecture with water basins. First part was easy to get to Moriyama by JR on Biwako line (Semi-express is the best), but getting out the station I figured that there was only one direct bus to Sagawa every hour (not even every). Ended up getting a taxi and paying almost Yen 4000, but saving 1.5 hours waiting time. At the sight everything is well organized, with the ticket (Yen 1000) you'll get a bus schedule to either possible stations (Moriyama is Yen 460, the other Yen 400) and off you go to enjoy the art but especially the great rchitecture. To me also the Raku Kichizaemon was the best part and worth alone of coming. They host also a nice Coffee, so you don't need to starve. I was wondering how long would it have taken to walk to shores of lake Biwa - I guess less than 30 minutes or so...
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Maruf_Haque_Khan wrote a review Feb 2019
Dhaka City, Bangladesh379 contributions27 helpful votes
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It's a great place to enjoy Architecture and art. Most the places it's prohibited to capture of the photo but you are allowed to take photos in the "Alice in the Science World" gallery which is very funny and interesting part.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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nancy c wrote a review Oct 2018
new york city168 contributions114 helpful votes
À spectacular set of buildings with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains , the Sagawa Art museum near Lake Biwa is worth a trip from Kyoto for those interested in modern architecture and Raku pottery. Since special exhibitions are part of the mix, visitors should check the website to find out what other artists are being exhibited in the space. The SAM cafe has a vegan option (soba noodles with Yuba), cake, sherbet and great coffee, with views over the surrounding pond. The museum is accessible by public transit, Tozai subway to Yamashina, JR line to Katata , Keihan bus, about one hour and a half from central Kyoto.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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