Sakamoto Zenzo Museum(坂本善三美術館)

The museum was opened to commemorate the abstract painter Zenzo Sakamoto, who is known by many names including "Silent Man of the Orient". This is the only art museum in Japan with full tatami flooring, including the old private home that was dismantled and reconstructed here.

His works are deeply rooted in nature and the features of his hometown; many of them are on display here.

Nearby there is an event that takes place in late October called the "Hoppo Horai Matsuri". During the event local produce is sold and there are hand-made bazaars.

 
【Sakamoto Zenzo Museum】

Admission fee  General ¥500(¥400),
College Students¥400(¥320),
Middle and Elementary School Students¥200(¥150)
*The prices in () are for groups of 20 or more.
Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry: 4:30 p.m.)
Days off Every Monday (If it's a holiday, it will be closed the following day.)
*There could be other days off when exhibits are being changed.

 

 

 

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Amidasugi no Yakata(あみだ杉の館)

The Amidasugi no Yataka was the Oguni branch of Higo Bank until the year 2000. Since then, it has become a monument hall for the Amida Cedar Tree (Amidasugi) and is used as a library and learning center. In the center of the hall there is a monument which serves as a permanent exhibit. Created by Sculptor Tomonori Toyofuku , it uses a section of the  Amidasugi that was damaged during Typhoon #18 in 1999.

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Sunaga Hiroshi Art Museum(須永博士美術館)

Sunaga Hiroshi was a poet who traveled through many regions both in Japan and abroad. The Sunaga Hiroshi Art Muesum houses his drawings and oil paintings of the 500 disciples of Buddha.

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