Ekin Museum

絵金蔵(Ekingura)
The dynamic expression and composition of the artist Ekin
A museum where works by an artist from the late 19th century, known as Ekin, are displayed.
Transforming an old warehouse into his atelier, he painted pictures on medium like Japanese folding screens that common folk could enjoy, and was loved by local farmers and fishermen.
Ekin's art is elaborately displayed in a dark room lit with candles so that the flicker of light brings the vivid colours of the artworks to life. 23 of his original works, showing signs of damage and aging, can also be viewed here through peep holes drilled into the walls.
The Tosa Akaoka Ekin Festival is held here every July and is a great chance to see the whole town painted in Ekin's colours.
Regions
Central
Themes
Culture & Art
History
Address 高知県香南市赤岡町538
Telephone Number 0887-57-7117
Open9:00 to 17:00
ClosedMondays
(or the following weekday if Monday is a public holiday)

Closed December 29 to January 3rd
Price500 yen per person for adults
300 yen for senior high school students
150 yen for elementary/junior high school students
Directions●About a 30-minute drive from Nankoku IC on Kochi Expressway
●About a 10-minute walk from Akaoka Station on Tosa Kuroshio Railway’s Gomen-Nahari Line
Website Website
Map Code73 147 547*63

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