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Toyama City Museum・Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama

Toyama City Museum・Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama

History and Outline

[Toyama City Museum]
Toyama City Museum opened originally as a folk museum in the three-story, four-layer Castle Tower built in 1954 to commemorate the holding of the Toyama Industrial Expo following reconstruction from war. On November 3, 2005, it reopened as a history museum dedicated to permanent exhibitions that introduce the 460-year-long history of Toyama Castle from its construction in medieval times to the present, under the theme “Toyama Castle Story.”
[Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama]
The Sato Memorial Art Museum was opened in 1951 along with the establishment of a foundation by the late Sato Sukekuro, an entrepreneur and master of the tea ceremony from Tonami City, Toyama. The building and collection were donated to Toyama City in 2002. The museum comprises an older building of castle architecture and a single-story new building surrounding it. In addition to exhibition rooms, it contains the tea rooms Ryuteian and Joan, and an all-hinoki cypress hall relocated from the Sato residence.

Project

[Toyama City Museum] Permanent exhibition, planning exhibition, special exhibition
[Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama] Collection planning exhibition, special exhibition

Collection and Exhibition

[Toyama City Museum]
Introduces the 460-year-long history of Toyama Castle from its construction in the 16th century, to abandonment in the 19th century, to the present in permanent and planning exhibitions. Houses historical materials related to the Toyama Domain and Toyama City, and local artwork, all of which are displayed in both the Toyama City Museum and the Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama.
[Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama]
Houses ancient Asian art centering on porcelain from China, Japan, and Persia, and modern paintings and scripts from Japan, which are displayed in around four annual collection planning exhibitions. Also holds one or two annual special exhibitions.

Address
(Museum) 1-62 Honmaru, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken 930-0081 Japan
(Art Museum) 1-33 Honmaru, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken 930-0081 Japan
Telephone
(Museum) +81 76-432-7911 (Art Museum) +81 76-432-9031
Open
9:00am–5:00pm (no entry is permitted after 4:30pm)
Closed
The year-end and New Year, during the replacement of the works on display, etc.
Parking
Nothing (There is a parking lot under the ground at Toyama Castle Park.)
Access
10 minutes walk from JR Toyama Station.
15 minutes by car from Hokuriku Expressway Toyama I.C.
20 minutes by limousine bus from Toyama Airport.
36.69283,137.211427
URL
http://www.city.toyama.toyama.jp/etc/muse/