郷さくら美術館
Sato Sakura Museum Of Art

The Sato Sakura Museum of Art specializes in contemporary Niohonga. Niohonga is Japanese-style painting executed in traditional Japanese techniques and materials. The museum opened in October 2006, in Koriyama City, Fukushima. March 2012 saw the opening of a satellite museum in Nakameguro, Tokyo. Both Koriyama and Tokyo museums are open to the public exhibiting selected works from the Sato collection. The Exhibitions correspond to prescribed themes throughout the year. The collection is comprised of Japanese Niohonga artists born in the Showa period (1926~1989). We hope the Museum will provide an opportunity for visitors to appreciate contemporary Niohonga paintings and help support Niohonga artists. We endeavour to discover and nurture new talent in the future.



Sato Sakura Museum, Koriyama City, Fukushima


Sato Sakura Museum opened in October 2006 in Koriyama City, Fukushima. It features a total of seven exhibition spaces including a large room with a 4.2-metre high ceiling as well as a room with four exhibition walls surrounding the observer – appropriately designed to exhibit the large-scale works of contemporary Niohonga paintings. Visitors will be able to enjoy the permanent collection of the large-scale works including screen paintings in a vast space.

Koriyama

・Site area: 2,118.31 sqm
・Structure: reinforced concrete construction
・Building area: 1,598.80 sqm
・Total floor area: 1,568.33 sqm
・Building height: 9.25m

Miharu Takizakura

Miharu Takizakura (1000-year-old “waterfall” weeping cherry tree)/Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima Prefecture

Sato Sakua Museum, Tokyo


In March, 2012 Sato Sakura Museum of Art, Tokyo was opened. It is located near the bank of Meguro River in Nakameguro where many people gather during the cherry blossom season. Sato Sakura Museum of Art annually holds four to five exhibitions selected from its collection according to different themes, with approximately 40 paintings in the total of four gallery spaces. The careful design allows visitors to enjoy the delicate works of Nihonga in an intimate space. We also have a permanent exhibition room with approximately 10 large-scale works including screen paintings of cherry blossoms. We invite visitors to immerse themselves in the space surrounded by largescale cherry blossom paintings.

Tokyo

・Building scale: 3FC
・Structure: RC Rigid frame with PC pile
・Floor Area: 1,251.12 sqm

Meguro River Meguro River

Photo by Masataka Nakano

Cherry Blossoms on the banks of Meguro River, Kamimeguro, Tokyo

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