An art museum of Japan’s well known painters
The museum houses approximately 20,000 works of art by the world famous Kagawa local painter, Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993). Architect Yoshio Taniguchi, who created the New York Museum of Modern Art in 2004, and is said to build the world’s most beautiful art galleries, designed it. In front of the museum, facing the station plaza, there are many large murals and objects that were created by the artist himself.
Genichiro Inokuma graduated from Marugame High School, and studied under Henri Matisse in France. After returning to Japan he was involved in activities such as designing the wrapping paper for the famous Japanese department store Mitsukoshi. He subsequently worked in New York for about 20 years.
The museum shop, which sells original products and catalogs, is very popular along with the MIMOCA cafe restaurant.
|Address||80-1 Hama-cho, Marugame|
|Business Hours||10:00-18:00 (Last entry 17:30)|
|Closed||December 25 - 31 (Closed on some days for maintenance)|
Permanent exhibition: Adults 300 yen, university students 200 yen, free for high school age and younger
Fees for special exhibitions differ depending on the exhibition.
|Time Required||30 - 120 minutes|
Approx. 31 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station on the Yosan Line express train. 1-minute walk from JR Marugame Station.
Approx. 10 minutes from Sakaidekita IC
Approx. 15 minutes from Zentsuji IC or Sakaide IC
■Airport Limousine Bus
Approx. 75 minutes to JR Marugame Station by Limousine Bus bound for Marugame, 1-minute walk from the south gate.
* Underground parking is available nearby at Marugame Station. Show your parking ticket at the museum reception to claim two hours of free parking. For large bus and minibus parking, inquire at the museum (Tel: 0877-24-7755)