Many of the exhibits in the Ohara Art Museum were acquired by Kojiro Kojiro. At that time, Torujiro was a poor student, and he accepted the sponsorship of Kurashiki's rich businessman Ohara Sun Saburo to study in Europe. I have to say that Torujiro is very discerning, and he proposed to buy these works in the name of Ohara. The authors of these works in his collection were not well-known at the time, but later became world-renowned painters, such as Monet and Picasso. In addition to Monet's water lilies in "Thirty Only" in Mrs. Wang's mansion (laughing), there is also a collection in Ohara Art Museum.
The Ohara Art Museum is the earliest private Western art museum in Japan. The shape of the Greek temple is a unique characteristic building in the beautiful area. The main collection of works is the fine art collection of Ohara Sun Saburo, an industrialist in Okayama. In addition to the collection of Monet's water lilies, there is also a pond planted with water lilies from the branches of Monet's house. It's just that you can't take photos of the works inside, so you can only show some photos of the buildings outside.
The only attraction in the entire Kurashiki area that is worth spending time and money to enter. As a private art museum, my friends and I have lamented the owner's wealth several times. The main works are collected in the main museum. The other two museums are of little significance. On the second floor of the main building, there is a subtitle of death, resurrection, and the love of God, which is very amazing. There are also several works by famous painters such as Monet and Picasso.
An unexpected mansion, a beautiful garden with sculptures, a place that you would dream to leave in!
The Ohara Museum of Art is Japan's first private art museum centered on Western art established by Kurashiki entrepreneur Sun Saburo Ohara in 1930. Here is a collection of masterpieces of Barbizon school, Impressionism and even modern Western European art such as El Greco's "Notice of Conception" and Monet's "Water Lily".