Hosomi Museum

Architect Oe Tadasu blends Japanese-style concepts with modern design into the architecture

Visitors can enjoy art themed on the changing seasons

Starting with Ryo Hosomi (known as Kokoan), an Osaka industrialist, three generations of the Hosomi family have strived to gather this fabulous collection, consisting of nearly all the fields and eras of arts and crafts in Japan. Among these, many outstanding works exist – like: Buddhist and Shinto art from the Heian and Kamakura times, Indian ink paintings, Negoro lacquer wares and tea kettles from the Muromachi years, tea bowls and cloisonné pieces from the Momoyama period, and Edo paintings. In particular, works attracting attention include those by Jakuchu Ito and the Rimpa school – of whom, nearly all are represented here (Hon’ami Kouetsu, Sotatsu Tawaraya, Korin Ogata, Hoitsu Sakai and Sekka Kamisaka). And, as if these were not enough, there also are Important Cultural Properties from periods such as Momoyama and Nanboku-cho.
Although there is permanent exhibition, several planned exhibitions per year themed on the seasons are held to show the works.
On the 3rd floor, visitors can enjoy the Japanese “Chado” culture of tea and sweets. And, the basement shop “Art Cube” offers many souvenirs.

photoTea room “Koka-an”

Tea room “Koka-an”


① How many floors does Hosomi Museum have? ② How many tatami mats are there in the tea room “Koka-an”?

Address 6-3 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-752-5555
FAX 075-752-5955
URL http://www.emuseum.or.jp
Hours 10:00 - 18:00 (entry by 17:30)
Closed Mon (following day if Nat Hol), exhibition changeover periods
Adm Varies depending on exhibition
Access A 10-min walk from Exit 1 of the Subway Tozai Line Higashiyama Stn/A 2-min walk from Higashiyama Nijo Okazakikoen-guchi and Okazaki koen ROHM Theater/Miyakomesse-mae Stop of City Bus

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photo:Rakuto Ihokan

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photo:Japan Kanji Museum & Library

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