Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum
Housed in a tranquil modern building, the museum is dedicated to the work of Takahaashi Setsuro, an acclaimed lacquer artist. Setsuro applied traditional techniques in creating dynamic and often abstract motifs including heavily stylised landscapes.
Adjacent to the main and distinctly modern modern museum, Setsuro’s home – a beautiful traditional ‘kominka’ – remains open to public and displays works by other local artists. Particularly beautiful in autumn, lacquer workshops are available for anyone wishing to try their hand at the beautiful artform – takes around 2 hours / JPY1100. Advanced bookings are required for workshops.
09:00 to 17:00
Open daily other than Mondays and from Dec.28 to Jan.4
Approximately 90-minutes drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From Matsumoto Station, take the local Oito Line to Hotaka Station - 20 to 25-mins - and once there, the museum can be reached on-foot within 20-mins or taxi within 10-mins