Yuwaku Yumeiji Kaikan

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Name in Japanese: 金沢湯涌夢二館
Area: Ishikawa
Address: I-144-1 Yuwakumachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-1123, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 76-235-1112 +81 76-235-1112
Hours: 9am - 5.30pm
Admission: Adults: ¥300
Website: https://www.kanazawa-museum.jp/yumeji/

A simple two-floor museum dedicated to the works of artist Yumeiji Takehisa, this is a small but welcoming museum.

Having called Yuwaku the hometown of his soul, he often portrayed the area in his art work and was much loved by the village. His wife and muse Tamaki Kishi was from Kanazawa and he later visited with another lifelong lover Hikono Kasai, writing the poem ‘Tot he Mountain’ about the area. As a poet and painter, he was known for using the Nihonga style in his art and was much revered in his hometown of Okayama and was buried in Tokyo. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to his three muses and the second to temporary exhibitions of his work. Unfortunately there is very little in English but the art speaks for itself. Entry is included in the Kanazawa City Cultural Pass but otherwise costs ¥300 for adults.