Ekin Museum

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.
Culture & Art
Address 高知県香南市赤岡町538 (538, Akaoka cho, Konan City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0887-57-7117
(or the following weekday if Monday is a public holiday)

Closed December 29 to January 3
Price●Adults : 520 yen
●Senior high school students : 300 yen
●Elementary/junior high school students : 150 yen
*Price includes taxes
Directions●About 30 min drive from Nankoku IC on Kochi Expressway
●About 10 min walk from Akaoka Station (Gomen Nahari Line)
Website Website
Map Code73 147 547*63

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