Anno Mitsumasa Museum
Anno Mitsumasa Museum 安野光雅美術館
Tsuwano is a must-see on any vacation in the Iwami region in Japan. This 'little Kyoto' of Shimane is bursting with shrines, and temples, traditional houses, museums, art galleries, and plenty of nice cafes and inns.
Address: Tsuwano Cho Ushirodai 60-1
Open: 9am-5pm (last enter 4:45)
Closed: Dec 29-31st and on the second Thursday of March/June/Sept/Dec
Admission: Adult………………………………………….800 yen *(650 yen)
Junior High / High School student….400 yen *(250 yen)
Elementary School children……….….250 yen *(120 yen)
*group discount (for more than 20 people)
Parking lot: in front of the museum [10 regular spaces] (2 spaces) *¹
Tsuwano Cho parking lot *²(next to Tsuwano station)
*¹for visitors with disabilities only
*²free ticket at the reception
The museum is located a few minutes from Tsuwano station. The exterior is suggestive of a wine cellar with white plaster walls and red tiles.
Anno Mitsumasa Museum opened on the 20th of March in 2001.
There are many works by Anno Mitsumasa, who is from Tsuwano.
His major works include “Mysterious works”
“Anno's Magical ABC”
“Anno’s Medieval World”
The exhibits are changed in the museum every 3 months.
Behind the exhibition room, an old Japanese school and its small library has been reproduced.
There is also a planetarium inside that can seat 50 people.
Upstairs, Anno’s atelier or painting workshop has been reproduced.
There are souvenirs of Anno’s works available in the gift shop in the lobby.