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Paper Masks

The paper masks were amazing and larger than we had expected. We also didn't realize it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Good place for the Art scene

Like all art scene, this place is quiet and serene. I, enjoyed looking at the drama practise and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The paper masks were amazing and larger than we had expected. We also didn't realize it was a holiday and the place was overwhelmed with crowds of families and schools.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all art scene, this place is quiet and serene. I, enjoyed looking at the drama practise and the handwork of art

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

青森出身の棟方志功氏や奈良美智氏の作品が多く展示されているのが特徴。一際目を引くのが『あおもり犬』。普段は間近に行くことが出来るのですが、冬季、特に雪が降る季節ですと積雪のため(『あおもり犬』は屋外展示)立ち入り禁止。その代り、雪のベレー帽をかぶった『あおもり犬』を見ることが出来ます。 展示物を鑑賞し楽しむのと他に、美術館の建物そのものを楽しむ、という楽しみ方もあります。非常に独特な空間の使い方で、白い壁、コンクリートむき出しの壁を基調に、3~4階分ぶち抜きの空間だったり、狭い部屋に展示物が密集したり、時間・空間感覚を麻痺させるような真っ白な空間だったり。美術館『そのもの』だけでも楽しめるんじゃないか、と思ってしまうくらいです。 It is an art museum that many arts of Shiko Munakata and Yoshitomo Nara from Aomori Prefecture are exhibited. The biggest feature of this museum is "Aomori-dog". Although you can usually appreciate at close, when it is snowing, you appreciate it from inside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

What a great spot ! And with four fabulous, huge Chagall paintings (ballet stage back drops) as well as masterpieces from more contemporary Japanese artists. It's very impressive - both the building itself and also its unqiue exhibits. No photos allowed except for the dog...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We are traditional art persons so some of the art is indifferent to our tastes. There are renowned artists in the galleries however. Some art took our eye but for a traditionalist it was a little perplexing. The building is worth the effort however, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 952cris
Reviewed October 18, 2018

When we visited, there was a display of four huge Chagall pieces that had been created for a ballet in Paris; the museum had arranged loans to make the set which appeared on the four walls of the main hall. The impact was great. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Easily one of the best art museums in Japan. Incredible collection for its provincial location, including both Western and Japanese art with an emphasis on artists from Aomori. A must visit if ever in Aomori.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Davey Y
Reviewed June 9, 2017

A hugh cute dog statue. Inside the lift there was a bench for sitting which was rather interesting. Interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank VKML
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Spent a great afternoon enjoying this gallery, really well put together exhibits and collections. Very helpful staff and great cafe too.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Cjayn
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The museum is in all-white design located in an open grassland which is pretty cool. I would imagine how beautiful it is in all white in a snowy day. Many people come here to visit the huge outdoor exhibit The Aomori Dog by Nara Yoshimoto...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Response from kencoolum | Reviewed this property |
I think that I had to pay to access the special exhibition. It was not expensive if that was the case.
August 21, 2015|
Response from T8091YNjanh | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a bus. The gallery is basically on the premises of the Sannai Maruyama site. Just about 300 m from the entrance to the archeological site. Btw, the entrance to archeological site is free.
August 21, 2015|
Response from s533subhashn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ronald, Aomori is a small town, so distance is not much of a worry. As far as I know there are 2 ports. One is just 5 minutes walk from the Aomori railway station. This also where the Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship... More