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A town with a rich history ‘Kurashiki Bikan Area’

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I’m in ‘Kurashiki Bikan Area’ today 
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Years ago, this area used to prospered as a town of a trade and a business, and it still remains its atmosphere in those days .

As you can see, there are many historic buildings with white walls, it’s a typical street scene of this area.

‘Kurashiki river’
is flowing along the street, it makes you feel relaxed


Ohara museum of Art’
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Speaking of Kurashiki Bikan Area, we can’t forget ‘Ohara museum of Art’. It is famous for its valuable collection of art

The museum founded in 1930 by Magosaburo Ohara who was known as a successful entrepreneur and a collector of Japanese art. It was the first museum in Japan which mainly exhibits European art

The museum has some paintings which are drawn by world-famous artists such as Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin.
Besides, it exhibits modern art as well


At the entrance, there is a sculpture St.John the Baptistby Auguste Rodin!
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This is Waterlilies by Claude Monet.

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The reflection of the shades of trees, bright colours of flowers, and pleasant sunshine are mixed in this picture.
It’s a fantastic scene


This is ‘Annunciation’ by El Greco.
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We seldom have a chance to see his paintings in Japan. So, some people say it’s a big surprise that this painting exists here

‘Ohara museum of Art’

1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki City

TEL: 086-422-0005

www.ohara.or.jp/200707/eng/menu.html

‘Yurinso’
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A residence which is located on the opposite side of the museum is called ‘Yurinso’.

In 1928, Magosaburo Ohara built this residence for his wife who was ill, and he got her to take a rest till she got well.

What attracts us the most is the beauty of tiles on the roof that were made to order in Osaka.

Because of the colour of the tiles, this residence is called ‘the green palace’. Yorinso shines brightly in the sunshine


‘Ohara House’

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The house next to Yurinso is ‘Ohara House’.
It was built in the end of Edo period, and it remains an architectural style at that time like 
the walls painted white, stylish doors and windows.



‘Kurashiki Kan’
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You can find ‘Kuarshiki Kan’ by the river.
It has a tourst information, toilets, and a room for taking a rest. You can also get maps and travel brochures here.

Why don’t you come by?


‘A black post box
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I found a black post box in front of Kurashiki Kan!
Generally post boxes are supposed to be red in Japan… so it’s unusual.
Actually, it is a former design in 1871 when Japanese postal system established.

How about posting a letter to your friends or your family here?
It seems to be a good idea



‘Kurashiki river cruise
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I happened to find a small boat in the river!

It is a popular tourist attraction ‘Kurashiki river cruise’. It takes 20min and during the tour, you can enjoy the fantastic view from the boat and relaxing atmosphere.

You can buy a ticket for 300yen at tourist information in Kuarshiki kan.
It could be better if you bought tickets in the morning since it’s crowded at weekend.



Then… that’s all for now

I’ll report an entertaining museum and local sweets next time!

See you soon



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