Toyohashi City Museum of Art and History

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Toyohashi City Museum of Art and History
豊橋市美術博物館
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Toyohashi City Art Museum
Established June 1, 1979
Location Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Website http://www.toyohaku.gr.jp/bihaku/ Official Home Page

The Toyohashi City Museum of Art and History (豊橋市美術博物館 Toyohashi-shi Bijutsu Hakubutsukan?) is a purpose-built municipal art museum and local cultural museum in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It was opened in 1979.

The permanent collections of the museum are concentrated around five themes:

  1. Archaeological finds from local shell middens, kofun and ancient ceramic kilns in the Toyohashi area.
  2. Cultural artifacts from Edo period and Meiji period sericulture and daily articles.
  3. Ceramics from the Edo period and Meiji period used for serving sake (collection of Mr Tadashi Tsukasa)
  4. Documents from the Edo period from the local Okōchi clan
  5. Yōga style paintings by local artists or by modern Japanese artists depicting themes of local interest.

The building of the museum is a two-story ferroconcrete construction, with two display rooms downstairs and five display rooms upstairs. The museum is located in Toyohashi Park, near the site of Yoshida Castle in downtown Toyohashi.

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Coordinates: 34°46′09″N 137°23′41″E / 34.76917°N 137.39472°E / 34.76917; 137.39472