Yugawara was known as a hot spring resort that was written in the Manyoshu in ancient times, and many cultural figures visited it from the Meiji era to the Showa era.
Japanese painter Takeuchi Seiho, who was called "East Daikan, West Seiho," and Western painter Sotaro Yasui settled in this area in their later years and worked on their production.
The Municipal Yugawara Museum was opened in 1998 after renovating a long-established inn where Soseki Natsume and Takeuchi Seiho stayed. Currently, in addition to the "Reiji Hiramatsu Building" that displays the works of contemporary Japanese painter Reiji Hiramatsu and the "Permanent Building" that has collections, we are holding exhibitions such as special exhibitions and exhibitions of contemporary artists.
The Contemporary Artists Exhibition usually holds works and artists related to Yugawara two to three times a year. Reiji Hiramatsu's atelier is open to the public, and you can see the works in progress and the Japanese painting materials that are actually used.
<Access> About 12 minutes by bus from JR Yugawara Station to "Fudo Fall / Oku Yugawara"