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Aomori Kenritsu Bijutsukan (Aomori Museum of Art)

Aomori Kenritsu Bijutsukan (Aomori Museum of Art) Review

This contemporary arts museum houses a collection of works by Munakata Shiko (1903–75), Nara Yoshitomo (1959–) and Terayama Shuji (1935–83). Another highlight is three of Marc Chagall's backdrops created for the ballet Aleko (the fourth belongs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art). Unlike many museums in which gift shops are near the entrance and packed with people, the gift shop here sits quietly in a corner upstairs, seemingly asking visitors to enjoy art first before shopping. Outside, a statue of Aomori-ken (ken sounds like both prefecture and dog) waits in front of his food dish.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 185 Chikano, Yasuda, Aomori, 038-0021
  • Phone: 017/783–3000; 017/783–5244
  • Cost: ¥500
  • Hours: Daily June–Sept. 9–5:30; Oct.–May 9:30–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Aomori
Updated: 09-20-2013

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