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Ebetsu Ceramic Art Center
Nishinopporo, Ebetsu-city, Hokkaido 069-0832
Tel: 011-385-1004

Ebetsu-city has been a thriving ceramic arts center ever since Shinobu Komori established a kiln in 1949. Ebetsu style earthenware reminds one of everyday life customs and traditions of former times in the region. The brick industry, for example, has a tradition dating back over one hundred years. This Ceramic Art Center was founded with the theme of "Pottery Hometown" by Ebetsu-city in 1994. There are over three hundred potters in Hokkaido and ECAC exhibits works from seventy kilns in a permanent exhibition space. It also exhibits the ancient Chinese-style ware thrown by KUMORI Shizuo who was known as a researcher of Chinese wares and glazing techniques. Of course, products from the brick industry are also on display. A visit to ECAC provides an insight into regional ceramic history as well as an appreciation of its unique traditions. Workshop and exhibition rental space are also available.

Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: Monday and from Dec.29 to Jan.3.

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Hokkaido Obihiro of Art
2 Midorigaoka Park, Midorigaoka, Obihiro-city, Hokkaido 080-0846

Woodblock prints, posters, and fine arts of regional artists are exhibited. Film and Art seminars are also held regularly.

Open: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday and Holidays.

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Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
17 Kita Ichijou Nishi, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido060-0001

Traditional arts of Hokkaido, glass ware, and other fine art from overseas are exhibited. "A MUSE LAND" art school is open to the public.

Open: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday,Jan.15, Mar.20, Nov.23, Dec.23, New Year's Holiday.

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Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido
37-6 Goryokakucyo, Hakodate-city, Hokkaido 040-0001

Located next to Goryokaku Park, HMA has a collection of Chinese and Korean porcelain, Oriental paintings as well as Contemporary and Modern fine art of regional artists. Rodin's sculpture is also exhibited.

Open: 10:00-17:00
Closed: Monday and Holidays.

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Ice Museum
Sakaemachi, Kamikawacho, Kamikawagun, Hokkaido 078-1733

Theme Museum of Ice and Glass.

Open: 7days a week, 8:30 - 17:30

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Otaru Municipal Art Museum
1-9-5 Ironai, Otaru-city, Hokkaido, 047-0031

Fine art and ceramics made by regional artists are mainly shown.

Open: 9:30-17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday.

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Ohnuma Venice Glass Museum
Ohnuma, Nanae-cyo, Kamedagun, Hokkaido, 041-1354

The Ohnuma Venice Glass Museum exhibits more than 170 works of Venetian glass ware made in the 18th and 19th centuries at Murano Island, Venice. Paintings are also regularly shown, special event is held regularly. This museum is located at Ohnuma National Park, and designed to be in harmony with the landscape of its nature. The public is allowed to photograph the works.

Open: 9:00 - 17:15
Closed: Dec.1 to Mar. 31

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Otaru Venice Museum
Sakaimachi, Otaru-city, Hokkaido, 047-0027

The Otaru Venice Museum was designed in 1988 in imitation of the 18th century Glass Palace of Venice. Venetian glass ware is exhibited along with opulent furniture which provides a rich atmosphere like that of an aristocratic mansion. The garden fountain was designed by a contemporary Venetian artist. Modern and Contemporary glass wares are also regularly exhibited in the special event space.

Open: 9:00-18:00
Closed: Jan.1

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Matsuo Museum
3-5-12 Moyojincho, Takigawa-city, Hokkaido

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo / Sapporo Sculpture Garden
2-75 Geijyutunomori, Minami-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido 005-0864

The Museum of Modern Art offers Fine Art and contemporary music in a rich and complex natural environment. There is also an art hall and outside stage.

Open: 9:45-17:00 (Jun.-Aug.:9:45-17:30)
Closed: 7days a week during Apr.29-Nov.3, New Year's Holiday. Monday during Nov.4-Apr.28, please call for further details.

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The Kanemori Museum Baccarat Collection
22-17 Suehirocho, Hakodate-city, Hokkaido 040-0053

The Meiji period brick building, with it's gorgeous ship chandelier, was renovated in 1988 to house the current collection. It's rich atmosphere blends together a Renaissance and Japonisme mood. Baccarat was invented in France in 1764 in the Baccarat region. A fine Baccarat collection is exhibited.

Open: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Thursday

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Atsukeshi Folk Art Museum
1-14 Wangetu-cho, Atsukeshi-machi, Atsukeshi-gun, Hokkaido 088-1114

The Atsukeshi Folk Art Museum was established in 1967. The collection includes literature related local clan family, local earthenware, its archaeological paper, as well as archaeological literature of Ainu people are mainly shown. You would be able to see the insight of the root and history in Hokkaido through these exhibition.

Open: April 16 - November 15, 9:30-16:00
Closed: Monday and the next day of National Holidays, please call for further details.

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Tobetsu Folk Art Museum
118 Suehiro, Tobetsu-machi, Ishikari-gun, Hokkaido 061-0224

The Tobetsu Folk Art Museum was established in 1970. The collection includes earthenware, stoneware, as well as these archaeological works which have been found at Mount. Date in the region are mainly shown.

Open: 10:00-16:30
Closed: Monday and National Holidays, please call for further details.

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Kaminokuni Folk Art Museum
274-1 Kaminokuni, Kaminokumi-machi, Yariyama-gun, Hokkaido 049-0612

The Kaminokuni Folk Art Museum was established in 1969. The collection includes local clan family's armor, Chinese Celadon, White Porcelain, Sometsuke, Tenmoku tea bowl of Mino-yaki, an inkstone, an image of Buddha, archaeological literature, as well as local artist's works are mainly shown.

Open: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Monday and the next day of National Holidays, and New Year's Holiday, please call for further details.

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Hokkaido Home-Making School Museum
34 Tomeoka Tsugaru-machi aza, Monbetsu-gun, Hokkaido 099-0408

The Hokkaido Home-Making School Museum was established in Taisho period. Local earthenware and stoneware which were found at the ruins, as well as the historical literature are mainly shown.

Please call for further details.


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