A special event taking place at the Hoki Museum in Chiba celebrates the 10th anniversary of the museum's opening. The venue is Japan's first museum dedicated to the Realist genre of painting, and it is home to around 500 works by approximately 60 painters, ranging from great masters to up-and-coming young artists.
This exhibition will look at some of the most celebrated works in the museum collection, with pieces from the likes of Hiroshi Noda, Hiroshi Haneda, and Toshiro Aoki on display.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1830 yen.
The Hoki Museum can be accessed by bus from the JR Toke Station, served by the Sotobo Line,
From Toke Station's South Exit, take the "Asumigaoka New Mall" bus for five minutes until you reach the"Asumigaoka Higashi 4-chome" stop. From there, the museum is a minute away on foot.
For those who plan to drive, the museum is 15 minutes from the Nakano Interchange on Chiba Togane Road, or 10 minutes from the Mobara Kita Interchange on the Ken-O expressway. Paid parking is available on-site for up to 40 vehicles.
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