The Mori Art Museum in Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture
This video, titled "One of the Finest Museum in Japan - The Mori Art Museum" (極上ミュージアム 森の美術館), introduces the Mori Art Museum, located in Nagareyama city, Chiba prefecture in Japan's Kanto region.
The Mori Art Museum is a new museum that was built in 2016.
Founded as a private museum by its director, Tadayuki Mori, who enjoyed collecting paintings, the Mori Art Museum, along with the Cornell Museum of Art and the Chiba City Museum of Art, has become a place of relaxation for the citizens of Nagareyama, Chiba.
The Mori Art Museum
The Mori Art Museum is a small rectangular building designed entirely out of concrete, located in a lush green wooded area in Nagareyama City.
This simple exterior can be seen at 0:08 in the video.
Director Tadayuki Mori founded the museum with the aim of contributing to the cultural and artistic activities of the community.
The Mori Art Museum is a small-scale museum; however, it has many wonderful, carefully selected works on display.
After enjoying the artworks in the exhibition room, you can enjoy a lovely afternoon tea session while gazing at the atmospheric garden. This space can be seen at 1:22 in the video.
Works on Display at the Mori Art Museum
Young artist Daiki Yamamoto's works, such as "in Ilence," which is introduced at 3:50 in the video, are characterized by a realism that sometimes gets them mistaken for photographs.
There are many other beautiful landscapes and oil genre paintings that will take your breath away.
Be sure to check them out if you have the time.
The work depicting the ruins, which can be seen at 5:48 in the video, is one of the many hyper-realistic paintings.
More than 20 oil paintings of landscapes and portraits are regularly on display at the Mori Art Museum.
In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also hosts three to four special exhibitions, as well as public and private exhibitions 3-4 times a year.
Summary of the Mori Art Museum
The Mori Art Museum, located in Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture, has a relaxing atmosphere in the great outdoors and boasts an excellent collection of carefully selected works of art.
The museum is also rated quite high on TripAdvisor and other review sites.
There are many lodging facilities nearby, including Hotel Lumiere Grande Nagareyama Otakanomori, so you can enjoy a relaxing sightseeing trip.
◆Mori Art Museum◆
【Address】315 Oguro, Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture
【Access】A 20-minute walk from Nagareyama Otakanomori Station on the Tsukuba Express and Tobu Noda Line
【Hours】Summer 10:00 - 17:00, Winter 10:00 - 16:00
【Parking】Available（7 parking spots）
【Admission fee】Adults: 600 yen (including beverages), Junior and high school students: 300 yen, Elementary school students and younger: free
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