Chichu Art Museum, Naoshima-cho
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A work of art its own right, Chichu Art Museum is built into the subtropical landscape of the southern side of Naoshima Island. Most of the gallery remains invisible from the outside, while a scattering of minimalist concrete structures peaking over the foliage provides only a hint of what lurks inside. Step in to discover a permanent exhibit of the famed water lilies by Claude Monet, as well as works by Walter De Maria and James Turrell. Take a break at the onsite cafe, which offers picturesque views of the Inland Sea. Start your trip to Naoshima-cho by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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香川県直島にある地中美術館に行ってきました。 こちらは、ベネッセの福武財団が運営する美術館で、クロード・モネ、ジェームズタレル、ウォルターデマリアの３人の作品のみを展示する美術館です。 その名の通り、美術館自体がほぼ地中にあり、作者ごとに独立した空間に展示される見事な美術館です。 直島を訪問する目的の一つとして、ここはありな場所だと思いますので、ぜひ訪問しましょう。 more »I went to the Chigo Art Museum in Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture. This museum is run by the Fukutake Foundation in Benesse and exhibits only three works: Claude Monet, James Turrell and Walter de Maria. As the name suggests, the museum itself is almost underground, and it is a splendid museum that is exhibited in a separate space for each author. One of the purposes of visiting Naoshima is to visit Naoshima, so i think this is an ordinary place.
Not only are the exhibits and pieces breathtaking but the architecture of the museum and the Monet-inspired garden exterior is a work of art in itself. The staff were lovely and I appreciated the quie... more »
Wonderful place. The architecture is worth it alone. I think I enjoyed the space more so than some of the art. Highly recommended
Amazing museum, definitely a must visit when on Naoshima. Make sure to stop at their cafe, since they offer some nice beverages and dishes. Their terrace is particularly nice to enjoy the sunset.
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