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Home > Yamanashi Area > Kofu and Shosenkyo Gorge Area > Sights > Museum of Shadowgraph in Shosenkyo

Museum of Shadowgraph in Shosenkyo

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Area:Kofu/Shosen Gorge

The museum, organized and designed by the world-famous shadowgraph artist, Fujishiro Seiji, a representative of Japan, was established in Shosenkyo Gorge in 1992. The museum is the world's first shadowgraph museum, as recorded in the Guinness Book in 1994. Go to the shadowgraph exhibition room on the basement floor. You will be surprised because the room is dark, but in the next moment, gentle light with beautiful colors appears in the darkness. Tiny fairies and animals shown in silhouette dance and sing happily in the light. The fantastic and splendid images with light and shadow make visitors feel warm inside. There are also regular exhibitions of more than 30 art works of Yamashita Kiyoshi, so called “the Japanese van Gogh,” and 25 art works of the Taisho Period artistic genius, “Takehisa Yumeji.” Although Yamashita Kiyoshi is famous for his paper-mosaic works, his pen drawings in this museum are also impressive. You will be surprised with his technique in expressing shading and shadows of objects with only fine dots and lines. The works of Takehisa Yumeji, portraits of slender and big-eyed women, still attract modern people with their sentimental and delicate atmosphere. In addition, there are special exhibitions of various art works planned every year. We hope you enjoy them too.

Location

Zip-code

400-1214

Address

1035-2 Takanari-cho, Kofu City

Transportation

Nearest I.C.

Chuo Expressway, Kofu-Showa IC

Nearest station

JR Chuo Main Line, Kofu Station

Nearest highway bus stop

Kofu Station

Nearest bus stop

Shosenkyo-taki-ue

Transportation details

By car: 40 minutes from Kofu-Showa IC, Chuo Expressway.
By taxi: 30 minutes from Kofu Station, JR Chuo Main Line.
The Shosenkyo-taki-ue bus stop is in the Kagee no Mori Museum parking lot.

Parking

Bus

20buses

Car

80cars

Facilities

Rest room 

Can be enjoyed in wet weather

Yes

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Contact

Name

Museum of Shadowgraph in Shosenkyo

Telephone number

055-287-2511

Fax number

055-287-2513

E-mail

info@kageenomori.jp

URL

http://www.kageenomori.jp/( External link )

Time required

30min

Opening Days

Open 365 days

Opening Hours

9:00am – 5:00pm

Fee

Adults: 800 yen / High and middle school students: 500 yen / Elementary school students: 400 yen / Kindergarten children: 200 yen

Service in other languages is available

Foreign language assistance

English

Universal Design

Accessible slope  Wheelchair user participation  Stair rails  Parking for wheelchair visitors  Rest room for wheelchair users  Automatic door for major entrances  Wheelchair rental 

Others(There are two rental wheelchairs.)

This information is current as of May 25, 2016
The contents are subject to change without prior notification.
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