Homma Museum of Art in Sakata in Yamagata Prefecture was opened in 1947 by the Homma family who is widely known as a major landowner in the area of Shonai in Yamagata Prefecture.
During the Edo Period, the museum is an old villa that was used by the lords of the Sakai family until it is converted to a museum.
The museum houses different collection of furnitures, art items donated by other clans in Japan and most especially, by the Homma family.
Explore the whole museum by the three facilities that includes the Seienkaku or the main building of the museum; Kakubuen, the garden that let the visitors view a green scenery; and the New Wing where regular exhibitions are held.
The museum also hold an exhibition of hina dolls for the Doll festival held annually every February to early April.
The museum is a 5-10-minute walk from Sakata Station (JR Uetsu Line).
The museum opens at 9:00 to 17:00 from April to October and 9:00 to 16:30 from November to March. (Admission is until 30 minutes before closing)
Admission fee is 900 Yen for adults, 400 Yen for students.
Closed during Tuesdays, Wednesdays and New Year Holidays.
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