Tawara Art Museum
This museum opened in 1998 in Ashiya, a sophistiLNDTYPEd, refined city blessed with wonderful greenery. One notable piece in the collection is the "yatate," a portable writing utensil that was primarily used during the Edo Period (1603-1867). The woodblock print artist Hiroshige used it to produce his series, "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido." The museum has 55 copies of works from this series (from the Hoeido edition). Other pieces on display include a "netsuke yatate," equipment attached to a sword (guard, "kogara" knife attached to the sheath, pommel cover, pommel, hilt rivets), tobacco pouch, hair oil container and more.
- Tsukiwaka Town 6-1, Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture
- 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
- Mondays (or the following day if a public holiday), Jul 11 - Aug 10, Dec 11 - Jan 10