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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Karuizawa New Art Museum

軽井沢ニューアートミュージアム

The Karuizawa New Art Museum (KaNAM) in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture is dedicated to mostly post-war Japanese and foreign modern art.

Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano

The current exhibition is of the work of Yayoi Kusama entitled "I Love Myself Too Much - Narcissism that Moved the World."

Previous exhibitions have included the art of Yasuhiro Chida, Masataka Oyabu, Inoue Yuichi and an exhibition of Edo Period erotic, shunga wood-block prints.

The glass building was designed by Japanese architect, Rikuo Nishimori, and opened in 2012. The white supports on the exterior and interior represent the local forests.

Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan


The museum includes an art shop and a recommended Italian restaurant, Ristorante Pietrino.

Karuizawa New Art Museum
1151-5 Karuizawa
Karuizawa-cho
Kita-Saku-Gun
Nagano 389-0102
Tel: 0267 46 8691

Hours: 11am-5pm; closed Tuesday

Access: Karuizawa New Art Museum is a 10 minute walk from Karuizawa Station along Karuizawa Hon-dori. Karuizawa is an hour on the Shinkansen from Tokyo.

Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan


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