Jin Homura Art Museum
Jin Homura Art Museum, which has “Gassho-Zukuri” architecture, is a contemporary art museum exhibiting approximately 50 works of Jin Homura, an artist known for using vivid colors to illustrate the intersection between societal matters and various artistic themes.
The museum was established when Homura, who opened a studio in Shirakawago and used it for his artistic activities for about 20 years, donated the building and his works to the village.
The main distinguishing feature of this museum is the contrast between the contemporary art pieces and the traditional “Gassho-Zukuri” architecture. It is worth noting that Homura’s works, which are characterized by a flaming, multi-dimensional and dynamic touch, was inspired by this “Gassho-Zukuri” house.
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1948, Homura studied at the University of Paris, was exposed to the world of art, and later held a solo exhibit in various cities including Copenhagen.
In 2002, he organized the first Shirakawago Art Festival. Later, this event was designated as a World Cultural Heritage, and became a global art festival.
The museum is a precious place with a rustic ambience where you can appreciate the passionate work that Homura created there.
Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu
9:30 to 16:00
Wednesdays and winter season (November 21 to April 19)
Adults: 300 yen, Students (high school or older): 200 yen, Elementary and middle school: 100yen
8 minute drive from the Shirakawa-go Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway
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