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Okayama Prefectural Museum
1-5 Korakuen, Okayama-city, Okayama Pref., 703-8257

The Okayama Prefectural Museum was established to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Okayama prefecture's founding. It exhibits archaeological works, arts and crafts, folk crafts, literature, pottery and porcelain, as well as swords. The regular exhibition is changed twice a year, special events are held twice a year. The collection of Bizen-yaki and swords is one of the best in quality and quantity.

Open: April to September 9:00 - 18:00, October to March 9:30-17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.28-Jan.4)

Okayama Oriental Art Museum
9-31 Tenjin-cho, Okayama-city, Okayama Pref., 700-0814

The Okayama Oriental Art Museum was established in 1979 to exhibit oriental art which was donated by the Okayama School. The collection includes stoneware, earthenware, glassware, ceramics, copper ware, clay figures and other arts and crafts from Iran, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries. The pieces date from 100,000 years ago to the seventeenth century.

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

Okayama Prefectural Bizen Ceramic Museum
1659-6 Imbe, Bizen-city, Okayama Pref., 705-0001

The Okayama Prefectural Bizen Ceramic Museum was founded in 1979 to preserve and exhibit traditional Bizen-yaki. The collection includes ancient Bizen-yaki and contemporary Bizen-yaki and related literature. Located across the street from Imbe station. Click here for review of Oct. 2001 exhibition entitled "Masterpieces of the Six Old Kilns of Japan."

Open: 9:30 - 17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.29-Jan.3)

The Kei Fujiwara Art Museum
3868 Honami, Bizen-city, Okayama Pref., 705-0033

The Kei Fujiwara Art Museum was founded in 1977 to exhibit the works by FUJIWARA Kei, a celebrated Bizen potter who was designated a Living National Treasure in 1970. He helped revive ancient Bizen-yaki and contributed to the expansion of Bizen-yaki.

Open: 10:00 - 16:30
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.20-Jan.10)

Hayashibara Museum of Art
2-7-15 Marunouchi, Okayama-city, Okayama Pref., 700-0823

The Hayashibara Museum of Art was founded in 1964 to exhibit the collection of HAYASHI Ichiro. The museum is located at the ruins of Ninomaru, Okayama Castle. The collection includes Japanese paintings, Noh costumes, gold lacquer ware, ancient oriental ceramics from China, Korea as well as Japan, bronze images, and metal works.

Open: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: New Year's Holiday (Dec.25-Jan.2)

Kurashiki Museum of Folk Craft
1-4-11 Chuo, Kurashiki-city, Okayama Pref., 710-0046

The Kurashiki Museum of Folkcrafts was founded in 1948 to exhibit folk crafts from all over the world. The architecture itself was originally built as a 'kura' or a traditional storehouse and was renovated in 1948. The collection includes pottery and porcelain, textiles, wood and bamboo crafts, metal arts and crafts, stone sculptures, as well as glassware.

Open: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.29-Jan.1)

Morishita Art Museum
241-10 Hinase, Oaza, Hinase-cho, Waka-gun, Okayama Pref., 701-3204

The Morishita Art Museum was founded in 1975 to exhibit the collection of MORISHITA Seiichi. The collection includes arts and crafts, earthenware, clay figures, stone sculptures and weaving from eleven South American countries. The walls of the buildings are covered with old Bizen shards and the work of FUJIWARA Ken.

Open: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.28-Jan.4)

Niimi Museum of Art
361 Nishigata Nishimi-city, Okayama Pref., 718-0017

The Niimi Museum of Art was founded in 1990 to exhibit modern art from around the world. The collection includes the private collection of the ATSUSHI family and consists of Raku tea bowls, pottery by KUSUBE Yaichi, pottery masterpieces as well as Japanese paintings by IKEDA Yoson and TOMIOKA Tessai. The museum site is in a natural environment with mountains, greenery and natural spring water.

Open: 9:30 - 17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.27-Jan.4)

Ohara Museum of Art
1-1-5 Chuo, Kurashiki-city, Okayama Pref., 710-0046

The Ohara Museum of Art was established in 1925 to exhibit fine arts collected by the painter KOJIMA Torajiro. The collection includes western modern paintings and sculptures as well as modern pottery, such as works by Barnard Leach, TOMIMOTO Kenkichi, KAWAI Kanjiro and HAMADA Shoji. There are two annexes, one houses oriental arts and the other houses arts and crafts.

Open: 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.28-Jan.1)

Kurashiki Archaeological Museum
1-1-13 Chuo, Kurashiki-city, Okayama Pref., 710-0046

The Kurashiki archaeological Museum was founded in 1950 to exhibit Japanese archaeological works found in the Chugoku region. The collection includes works of pre-history, Jomon, Yayoi, Tomb, Nara and Heian periods. Ancient Peruvian pottery is also exhibited.

Open: March to November 9:00 - 17:00, December to February 9:00-16:30
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.29-Jan.2)

Kibi Archaeological Museum
183 Jido-katayama, Yamate-son, Tsukubo-gun, Okayama Pref., 719-1163

The Kibi Archaeological Museum was established in 1943 to preserve and exhibit ancient works found at regional ruins. The collection includes Jomon and Yayoi earthenware, Sue wares, Hajiki, and ancient archaeological literature.

Open: 9:00-16:00
Closed: Please call for the further details


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