Information and Getting There

Hours Hours:March-November: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
December-February: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed losed Mondays (except statutory holidays, in which case the museum is closed on the first day after the Monday in question that is not a statutory holiday) and December 28 - July 4.
Admission, Special Activity Charges and Rental Fees
Admission
High School and University Students Adults
Admission 300en 400en
Groups of 20 or more 250en 350en
*Children of junior high school age or younger and seniors over seventy are free.
Special Activity Charges
Making replicas 2,000en
Taking photos for academic purposes 500en
Taking photos for other purpose 3,000en
Use of original photo (for academic research) 500en per 1 use
Use of original photo (for other purposes) 2,000en per 1 use
*You must apply ahead of time. Applications are accepted at any time between X months in advance and the day before.
Rental Fees Rental Fees for theOmo-yaandMinami-no-kura
Fees are charged for maintenance and upkeep of the facilities.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ..... Omo-ya:1,200en,
Minami-no-kura:100en
1 - 4 p.m. ..... Omo-ya:900en,
Minami-no-kura:100en
1 - 5 p.m. ..... Omo-ya:1,200en,
Minami-no-kura:100en
Heating (in winter) 100en per hour
Getting There

408-1 Hotaka Kita Hotaka, Azumino-shi, Nagano-ken 399-8302

By car ..... Fifteen minutes from the Toyoshina Interchange on the Nagano Expressway. There is a free parking lot with space for fifty cars and three oversize vehicles.
By train .....

Two and one-half hours on the JR Chuo Line’s “Azusa” express train from Shinjuku.
Five minutes by taxi and twenty minutes by rented bicycle from Hotaka Station on the JR Oito Line.

Facility

Description
Entrance Hall, Lounge
The gleaming black urushi relief "Goddess of Hotaka" is there to greet you when you open the door. At the lounge to the left of the entranceway you might want to relax over a beverage as you enjoy the stunning view of the northern Japanese Alps

Galleries 1, 2 and 3
These rooms house a wide range of pieces by Takahashi Setsuro, including urushi, bokusai-ga(black ink paintings with details in color) and calligraphy. Gallery 3 also features small-scale special exhibitions on other artists connected to Takahashi Setsuro.

Media Forum
Here you can access information on the art of Takahashi Setsuro over a computer terminal. A title search system allows you to obtain details on individual works.Books and DVDs are also available to let you delve deeper into the world of Takahashi Setsuro and art in general.
*Free of charge.


Omo-ya (main building)
This is the house where Takahashi Setsuro was born. Today it displays paintings and notebooks from the artist's boyhood. It is also available to outside groups for lifelong learning programs relating to the arts and culture.
*Admission is free. Note however that the building may be closed to the general public when being rented out.
*A fee is charged for rental.
*To arrange to rent this facility, please apply in advance.


Minami-no-kura (south warehouse)
The first floor is given over to small on-hands classes where you can learn how to make urushi and such. Like theomo-ya, this facility is available for rental for lifelong learning programs.
*Admission is free. Note however that the building may be closed to the general public when being rented out.
*A fee is charged for rental.
*To arrange to rent this facility, please apply in advance.


Garden
The garden with its abundance of trees presents an ever-changing kaleidoscope of seasonal colors. In the days when the Takahashi family was still living here, carriages would turn around at the old pine that stands in the middle of the grounds. The driveway, orkedashi(literally "kick-out") in the local dialect, gave access to the estate from the street to the west. The water garden and rock garden add to the serene mood. Admission is free.

 

Lifelong Learning

The Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azamino makes its facilities available to the general public for educational activities in the fields of art and culture. Please apply if you wish to rent theminami-no-kuraoromo-yafor a lifelong learning program. See the details below for information on holding events and using the facilities. Inquiries are welcome.

Omo-ya (main building)
Information on events presented by the Museum and outside groups.

Tatami room...... Suitable for lectures and large seminars. Also available for use as exhibition space.
Dirt-floor area...... Available for seminars and the like.
Minami-no-kura (south warehouse)
Information on events presented by the Museum and outside groups.

First floor...... Suitable for small seminars and classes. The ideal size is 7-8 persons.
Second floor...... Suitable for small displays.
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