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Onomichi City Museum of Art

Senkou-ji Park
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-0032 Japan
0848-23-2281 http://www7.city.onomichi.hiroshima.jp/

Changing exhibitions of local and Western art. The building was remodeled by architect Andō Tadao. Good views from the cafe and second floor lobby.

Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 (final admission 16:30)

Closed
Mondaya (except on holidays, when it will close the following day)
New Year holiday December 29-January 3

Admission varies depending on current exhibition

Access
Take an east round bus at No.1 bus stop in front of JR Onomichi station and get off at “Nagae-guchi” bus stop. Then take a ropeway to “Senkoji Park”.
About 15 minutes by taxi either from JR Onomichi Station or Shin-Onomichi station.

March 2014

Modern woodblock prints from the Hiraki collection

March 15, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Onomichi City Museum of Art, Senkou-ji Park
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-0032 Japan
¥500

The Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation has a collection of around 6000 woodblock prints. This exhibition at Onomichi City Museum of Art show 180 examples of post-Edo era prints from that collection with Japanese landscapes being the main focus. Examples of the two main styles which developed in the early 20th century, the more traditional shin hanga 'new print' style and sousaku hanga 'creative prints' are both on display. Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30) Closed Mondays (unless a National Holiday)  

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July 2015

Captain Cook’s Voyage and Banks’ Florilegium

July 18, 2015 - September 23, 2015
Onomichi City Museum of Art, Senkou-ji Park
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-0032 Japan
Free

Exhibition featuring the florilegium works of Joseph Banks (1743-1820), a naturalist and botanist who accompanied Captain Cook’s on the HMS Endeavour. He diligently collected and documented hundreds of plants and flowers during the voyage through the southern Pacific. Also on show are a number of rare documents about Cook and related to the customs and folklore of the indigenous peoples encountered on the voyage.

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