Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Mishima Station 

[Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum]

This museum exhibits works by Irie Chohachi, who raised plaster work up to the realm of fine art

"Kote-e" is a Japanese technique of decorating plaster walls with reliefs of lucky items and scenery using a trowel (which is a plastering tool). The technique is said to have begun during the mid-Edo period. Irie Chohachi from Matsuzaki Town took the Kote-e plasterwork that used to decorate the walls of successful merchants and fishermen's homes, and raised it up to the level of fine art. He studied under a painter of the Kano School, and combined painting techniques and plastering skills to establish a unique field of plaster art called "Shikkui Kote-e". At Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum, you will marvel at all the amazingly detailed and delicate works of plaster art on display. Master plasterers flocked from all over Japan to lend their extraordinary skills to the construction of the museum, so the very building is a work of art in itself.
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Master plasterers from all over Japan lent their extraordinary skills to the construction of Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum.
Upper: Many of Irie Chohachi's precious works are on display in the museum. Bottom: The museum holds plaster art workshops and other events during the spring and summer holidays.
Address Matsuzaki 23, Matsuzaki Town, Kamo County, Shizuoka
Phone +81-558-42-2540 (English available)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Open every day
* There may be holidays due to maintenance, inspection, etc.
Admission fee Adults 500 yen
Junior high school age and under Free
Access Take the Izu Hakone Railway from "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Shuzenji Station". Take the Nishi-Izu Tokai Bus bound for Matsuzaki for approx. 105 minutes, alight at "Matsuzaki" and walk for approx. 20 minutes.
URL General Incorporated Foundation Matsuzaki Town Promotion Agency

updated on Oct 1, 2019

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