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The Hoki Museum opened on November 3, 2010 as one of the few museums in the world dedicated to Realist paintings. Museum Director Masao Hoki assembled the museum's collection of approximately 300 works. The museum building is located next to the verdant Showa-no-Mori Park, the largest park in Chiba City. It consists of one storey above ground and two underground levels, featuring corridor-style galleries with over 500 meters of exhibition space. One gallery is cantilevered to make it appear as if it is floating in space.
Approximately 160 works by around 40 artists are on display at any one time, including 32 paintings that form Japan's largest collection of works by Sosuke Morimoto, and others by artists such as Hiroshi Noda and Tadahiko Nakayama. Special displays showcase the works of fifteen artists who have produced large-scale works for the museum's "My Best Work" series.
The museum's galleries were specifically designed to provide optimum conditions for the display and appreciation of Realist paintings. They feature picture rail-free walls and the latest LED and halogen lighting technology embedded in the ceilings.
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Sosuke Morimoto, Hiroshi Noda, Tadahiko Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Isoe, Toshiro Aoki, Masayuki Hara, Hideo Ohya, Nobuyuki Shimamura, Hiroshi Ikushima, Atsushi Suwa, Kenichiro Ishiguro, Fumihiko Gomi, Osamu Obi, Toshihiro Ohata, Hiroshi Hada, Shuichi Fujihara, Xiaogang Li, Ryo Shiotani, Shigeo Matsuzawa, Masao Yokoo, Hideaki Nagata, Kazutoshi Kihara, Tsutomu Fujii, Ouka Fukui, Hiroki Yamamoto, Kazumasa Takahashi, Takehiro Tsuji, Fumihira Abiko, Takuji Matsumura, Ryo Watanuki, Shigeru Sone, Kazuhiro Uno, Ikuo Iwamoto, Yoichi Ishida, Yuko Nagayama, Emi Hiroto, Hiroshi Nakane, Kozo Izawa, Junkichi Mukai, Masahiko Yamanaka, Makoto Yoshikawa, Adolf Sehring, Dario Campanile
From 10:00 to 17:30
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:On a National holiday Tuesday, the museum is closed but open on the following Wednesday.
Adults ¥1800, University and High School Students and Seniors over 65 ¥1300, Junior High School Students ¥900, Elementary School Students and under free.
Address: 3-15 Asumigaokahigashi, Midori-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 267-0067
20 minutes walk from Toke Station on the JR Sotobo line. From Toke Station, take the Chiba-Chuo bus #3 to Asumigaoka Higashi 4-Chome.