Izu-no-Chōhachi Museum

23 Matsuzaki, Matsuzaki,Kamo-gun, 410-3611
+81 558-42-2540
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Local lad becomes well-known artist in Edo Period

The Izu-no-Chōhachi Museum uses the moniker given Chōhachi after his initial success in Tokyo at the age of 29. Izu refers to the name of the peninsula that he grew up in, and where you are presently. So a literal would be Izu’s Chōhachi.
Since Chōhachi worked in sculpturing heavy plaster art pieces, his works were normally an integral part of the building.
Since Chōhachi worked in sculpturing heavy plaster art pieces, his works were normally an integral part of the building. Unfortunately many of the wooden structures of Japanese temples, shrines, and homes in which his art pieces were commissioned have been destroyed in earthquakes, fires, along with building reconstruction.
As a result concerned people came together to create the Izu-no-Chōhachi museum with the intention of getting as much of his art collected together in a safe environment.
Completed in 1984, the unique museum displays some 50 pieces of Chōhachi's work.
Here you can view up close his most famous plaster sculptures . Some of the work is so detailed that magnifying glasses are provided so that you are able to clearly see such things as the types of foods that people are depicting eating in the work.

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23 Matsuzaki, Matsuzaki,Kamo-gun, 410-3611