Chihiro Art Museum Azumino : Introduction
The building housing the Chihiro Art Museum Azumino was designed to be a place for visitors to relax and feel at home, providing a respite from the bustle of everyday life. The Museum, which rotates displays every two months, includes several quiet exhibit rooms for viewing Chihiro Iwasaki's artwork along with regular exhibits featuring selections from the International Collection and a display presenting the history of picture book illustrations, as well as a picture book library, play room, café with a terrace, and museum shop with a variety of original Museum goods for visitors of all ages.
In the Museum's park visitors can see Chihiro's restored studio along with the Stone Project and Ponds designed by Czech artist Kveta Pacovská. The surroundings feature flowers that accent the distinctive colors of each season, groves, a stream, and a majestic view of Japanse Alps, offering the ideal location for a leisurely outdoor stroll any time of the year.
Photos by Hirotaka Hashimoto