I went to MOA MUSEUM OF ART in Atami City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.


MOA Museum displays "RED AND WHITE PLUM BLOSSOMS", a national treasure of Japan painted by Korin Ogata, a painter of Edo Period, between February and the beginning of March.

This picture is painted beautiful red and white plum blossoms and big river.


And MOA Museum has the replica of The Golden Tea Room which was made by Sen no Rikyu under the order from Toyotomi no Hideyoshi in Azuchi-Momoyama Period.


This is "Raku tea bowl named Ayame" which was made by Chojiro and used by Sen no Rikyu in Azuchi-Momoyama Period.

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Bührle Collection



I appreciated masterpieces of "Bührle Collection" exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

Bührle Collection is an art museum in Zurich, Switzerland, and it has many masterpieces of impressionist art.

This exhibition has many masterpieces painted by Delacroix, Degas, Manet, Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso.


Early impressionist arts are realistic and Post impressionist arts are abstract.

"Portrait d'Irène Cahen d'Anvers" painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is the representative realistic pictures.

And there are many Pablo Picasso's abstract pictures.


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Delicious restaurants and shops of Iwakuni City



I will introduce delicious restaurants and shops of Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

1. Irori Sanzoku

At first, I will introduce "Irori Sanzoku Kuga" in Kuga town, Iwakuni City.

It is a classical Japanese restaurant and it is familiar to Yamaguchi and Hiroshima people.

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Kintai Bridge and Iwakuni Castle

We had a nice rest in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. 

A symbol of Iwakuni City is Kintaikyo-Bridge.


Kintaikyo-Bridge is a historical arch brdige and spans the Nishiki River near Iwakuni Castle.

It was built in 1673. It was broken by floodwaters three times and it was rebuild by original method each time.

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