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Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

This Art Museum, although located in Kanazawa's busy urban area, is surrounded by the greenery of Honda no Mori. Inside a simple looking white-brick building, there are several large exhibition halls. Various famous old art works, including a fine collection of some excellent deep-colored old Kutani porcelain, are on display in the permanent exhibition halls. The cultural heritage of 'pheasant shaped incense burners' handed down through the generations of Maeda Family (the rulers of old Kaga Province) is also quite famous. Especially, "Iroe-kiji-kouro*"by Nonomura Ninsei, who is famous for beautiful coloring, is a must see. Iroe-kiji-kouro is also a designated National Treasure. This facility also has a Museum Shop which sells reproductions or miniature replicas of original goods displayed at the museum.* Iroe-kiji-kouro is an 'incense burner in the shape of a pheasant decorated with enamels'.

Address

Dewamachi 2-1 Kanazawa 920-0963

Telephone

+81-(0)76-231-7580

Fax

+81-(0)76-224-9550

Fee

Adults 360 JPY University Students 290 JPY. No entry fee for high school students and below
(Extra charge for special exhibitions)

Hours

9:30-17:00 (Entry Open till 16:30)

Closings

12 Dec. to 3 Jan.
*Closed till Sep 2008 for renovation

Access

Take a Hokutetsu Kanazawa Loop Bus from JR Kanazawa station and get down at Hirosaka from where it's a 5 minute walk to the Museum.

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