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Name in Japanese
Kaigan Museum of Art
550 Kawatokashio, Chikura-machi, Awa-gun, Chiba Pref., 295-0014

This museum was established by photographer ASAHI Shinpei and displays some fifty of his photographs dating from the 1960's to the present. ASAHI also made glassware and these are exhibited as well. The architecture was designed in harmony with the landscape of the neighborhood.

Open: 10:00-17:00
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday

Name in Japanese
Memorial Museum of Art
631 Sakado, Sakura-city, Chiba Pref., 285-0078

The collection of the Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art can be divided into 5 categories: Modern European Art, Surrealism and Abstract Art, Post the secound World War. American Art, Frank Stella, and Japanese Paintings. These collections are housed on a ten acre property given by by Dai Nippon Ink Corporation, one of the nations largest printing companies. Harmony with the natural environment, architecture, and the beauty of the works are the main themes of this museum. Naturally, exhibition space has been designed to highlight each exhibit's feature.

Open: 10:30 - 17:00
Closed: Monday, Tuesday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.24 to Jan.1)

Name in Japanese
National Museum of Japanese History
117 Jonai-machi, Sakura-city, Chiba Pref., 285-8502

This is the only national history museum in Japan. It contains an inter-university research institute which is open to university faculty, staff, graduate students and researchers from other agencies. There are four broad research divisions at this museum, which are: history, archaeology, folklore and museum studies. These integrated exhibits will allow us to see the accessories and utensils of everyday life, customs and traditions, as well as past and present cultural and social appreciation in Japan. Samurai houses in their originally state are also exhibited.

Open: 9:30 - 16:30
Closed: Monday and New Year's Holiday (Dec.27 to Jan.4)

Name in Japanese
Shibayama Tomb and Clay Figures Museum
438-1 Shibayama, Shibayama-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba Pref., 289-1619

Shibayama city is well known for the numerous tombs discovered there. There is a huge tomb called Shibayama in the area. Collections of clay images, earthenware, utensils and accessories which were found at ruins of Shibayama tomb, plus replicated works related to regional folklore and its literature are exhibited. There is also the Shibayama Museum located nearby that exhibits works found at Tonotuka Himetuka tomb. (tel: 0479-77-0004)

Open: 9:00 - 16:30
Closed: Monday New Year's Holiday

Name in Japanese
Kasori Shellmound Site Museum
163 Sakuragi-cho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba Pref., 264-0022

Locating at the ruins of an ancient shell mound site, a collection of Jomon wares and other works found at the site are exhibited. Ancient Japanese style houses which were returned to their original state as well as replicated layout of the site shows insights of ancient everyday life, customs and traditions. Workshops on how to make Jomon ware is also available to public.

Open: 9:00 - 16:30
Closed: Monday and National Holidays

Name in Japanese
525 Kanehori-cho, Funabashi-city, Chiba Pref., 274-0054

This institute offers various integrated workshops for children. There are six ateliers for printing, food, dyeing, ceramic, wood and nature watching. Other exhibition spaces and studios are also in the same facility. Participants will see and experience the value and appreciation of traditional art and craft through these programs.

Open: 10:00 - 16:00 (Summer time 9:30 - 16:30), Sunday and National Holidays 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday

Name in Japanese
KITZ Bidg. 2F 1-10-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba Pref., 261-0023

A sister museum of Kitazawa Glass museum at Lake Suwa and Kiyosato, Nagano prefecture. Collections of various Art Noveau works, such as Emile Galle, Dome, and Tiffany stained glass are exhibited.

Open: 7 days a week, Nov. to Mar. 9:00 - 17:00, Apr. to Oct. 9:00 -18:00


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