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Kudo Teruhi Museum of Art

Another Dimensional Space Museum

A museum in the sky facing Mt. Mizugaki, a wooden school building from the Showa era exudes a lonely presence behind a marginal village, but it has become a place of refuge for people. His real name is Kudo Kenji, and he came across this land, adopted the pen name Yojitsu, and spent over 10 years here, from his base of production to the museum. Born on January 5, 1939, he graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino Art University. In the middle of his life, he decided to abandon his past and lived in the town of Anhui Huangshan , which boasts a magnificent view of the village of Chinese immortals, for 18 years, working on his ink expression. The culmination of his efforts was a solo exhibition by a Japanese artist at the China Art Museum in Beijing in October 1996, sponsored by the Japanese Embassy, which was held with great fanfare. Three years later, a documentary (Kudo Kenji's Ten Years) was broadcast on CCTV, China's Central Television Program, Art's Starry Sky. In 2004, worried about his mother, who was over 90 years old at the time, he decided to return to Japan, rented the closed Masutomi Junior High School, and released the local series of Mt. Mizugaki, Jindai Sakura, Takeda Shingen series, and Waves and Women series one after another. The true essence of his overflowing vitality and free-spirited imagination was revealed in 2017 as a huge ceiling painting, a three-dimensional space filled with paintings from the ceiling to the walls of the gymnasium , with murals based on Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Mozart's Requiem, and ceiling paintings of elusive dragons and divine beasts from the world of mythology that people have admired since ancient times and that are the foundation of culture, as well as beautiful celestial maidens and goddesses who inspire kindness and hope for us modern people. A glimpse of the glorious cosmic view that transcends time and space, ancient and modern, East and West. I hope that something of the current times can be conveyed. Thank you. By Museum Director Kudo Rika(Chinese, English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Saschrit multilingualism, world classical literature)


Opening hours

Museum in the Sky

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00

Mon: Closed

Film location welcome
Japanese, Chinese and international art exchange in an old abandoned school in Hokuto-shi,Japan.



If you would like to know more about the works in our collection, please feel free to contact us.

Japan, 〒408-0101, 1448 Oobi, Suwamachi, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture


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