Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts


Museums & Sights


Painter and sculptor Insho Domoto (1891-1975) built his own museum in 1966, and he clearly wasn’t in the mood for subtle architecture. Reportedly an abstract rendering of a ship, the building is splattered with graffiti-like relief work. Insho began his career as a textile designer in the Nishijin district, but became one of Japan’s great modern artists, producing an unusually diverse canon of work. This museum traces his career, ranging from traditional Japanese themes to his involvement with abstract expressionism.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


26-3 Kamiyanagi-cho, Hirano, Kita-ku, Kyoto

Transport Buses 12, 50, 59.

Telephone 075 463 0007

Open 9.30am-4.30pm tue-sun.

Admission Admission ¥500.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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