April 12: Kansai’s Renowned Art Museum Welcomes Visitors Anew

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, will reopen on April 12, 2024, with the special exhibition “SHIN・Oriental Ceramics – MOCO Collection”. (Chart via The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka)

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, a beacon of artistic excellence, is poised to reopen on April 12, 2024, igniting a genuine wave of art enthusiasts explore the museum’s revered collections.

OSAKA, JAPAN (ADH News) – The latest report from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism underscores Osaka’s outstanding performance in bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs) and backpacker accommodations occupancy rates throughout 2023. Celebrated for its lively cultural milieu, efficient transit infrastructure, and economical lodging options, Osaka has become the top choice for solo adventurers. Amidst Osaka’s rich cultural tapestry lies the esteemed Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, a sanctuary for lovers of aesthetic pursuits. Scheduled for reopening on April 12, the museum will unveil a special exhibition titled “SHIN・Oriental Ceramics – MOCO Collection,” further enriching Osaka’s appeal to cultural enthusiasts. With its diverse offerings and unwavering dedication to preserving cultural heritage, Osaka continues to beckon travelers seeking authentic, immersive experiences.

Statistics from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications show that Japan had nearly 600 million overnight tourists in 2023, including more than 110 million international tourists, an increase of almost six times compared with last year, with Tokyo having the most significant number of 42.72 million people and Osaka ranking second with 18.48 million people. The occupancy rate of simple accommodations in Osaka ranks first in the country, which shows that accommodations such as B&Bs and backpacker inns are top-rated among tourists and have become the first choice for independent travelers.

Tripadvisor’s travel information platform conducted a popularity vote for Osaka art museums and museums. Among the top 10 art museums, a total of 4 art museums are located in the Nakanoshima area. Nakanoshima is located in Kita District, Osaka City, Japan. It is a slender sandbank 3 kilometers wide from east to west. The area gathers many retro-style buildings, art galleries, and museums and has become an information exchange base for many new art creators. It is a must-visit destination for literary and artistic people.

Tripadvisor’s travel information platform has announced the list of Osaka’s top 10 most famous art museums. (Photo via Merxwire)

Tripadvisor’s travel information platform voted the top 10 most famous art museums in Osaka, 4 of which are located in Nakanoshima, include the “Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka,” “The National Museum of Art, Osaka,” “Nakanoshima Museum of Art,” and “Nakanoshima Kosetsu Museum of Art.” Art fans can plan a day of art. The cultural itinerary, from ancient ceramics, calligraphy, ukiyo-e to contemporary art, etc., satisfies the desire for Japanese aesthetics.

“The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka” mainly collects Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics. It houses 2 Japanese national treasures and 12 important cultural relics. As far as the collection of Oriental ceramics is concerned, this museum is the most Japanese in terms of quality and quantity. First, the architectural design of the museum is a highlight worth visiting. Each exhibition space adopts different natural lighting methods to create ideal lighting effects and fully display the works’ charm. The entrance is currently undergoing expansion construction and is temporarily closed for business. It is expected to reopen on April 12, 2024, and a special exhibition to commemorate the reopening will be held, expected to attract many pilgrims.

Besides, the “Nakanoshima Museum of Art,” which will only open in 2022, is also very popular with the public. It focuses on “modern and contemporary art from Osaka and the world” and displays over 6,000 collections. The exterior is based on the concept of a “black box” and combines the design of an ample atrium space with a lawn plaza. It creates a lively and open atmosphere and attracts people to easily walk in, visit, and enjoy artistic inspiration.

In addition to art museums, there are many unique private galleries in Osaka. For example, “Kasashima Gallery” mainly exhibits Taiwanese art and literary works and assists Taiwanese artists in public exhibitions in Japan. It increases opportunities for Taiwan-Japan art exchanges, helps Taiwanese creators gain exposure in Japan, and increases international visibility. Yu Le, public relations officer of Kasashima Gallery, said: Japan is an essential platform for international cultural exchanges. Assisting high-quality Taiwanese artists to exhibit in Japan allows Japanese people to appreciate Taiwanese art and allows Taiwanese creators to be seen by the world.

The Art Basel & UBS Art Market Report shows that although sales in the art market decreased in 2023, trading volume increased by 4%, showing that people in various countries attach great importance to art and culture. Whether you are a fan of art or an artist who loves creation, you should plan an art journey with this famous list of art museums to give your body, mind, and soul a feast of exotic aesthetics.

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