Move to the text

Concept

The World's First Museum of Fine Art Ceramic Reproductions
The museum houses over one thousand reproductions of treasured Western artworks in actual size, from ancient frescoes to modern paintings in the collections of more than 190 galleries in 26 countries around the world.
 
The Otsuka Museum of Art is a museum in Naruto City, Tokushima, showcasing ceramic reproductions of famous artworks. Established to commemorate the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group’s 75th anniversary, it is the largest permanent exhibition space in Japan (total floor area of 29,412m2). The museum houses over one thousand reproductions of treasured Western artworks specially selected by a six-member committee, from ancient frescoes to modern paintings in the collections of more than 190 galleries in 26 countries around the world. Using the specialized technology of Otsuka Ohmi Ceramic, these masterpieces are reproduced in sizes identical to the original works. Unlike textbooks and art publications, these reproductions offer a true sense of the artistic value of each original painting, allowing visitors to experience the world’s art museums without leaving Japan.
 
Moreover, while the original works are subject to fading and deterioration due to recent pollution, earthquakes and fires, our ceramic reproductions retain their color and form for more than two thousand years, making a significant contribution to the recording and preservation of cultural properties. We have also undertaken ground-breaking endeavors such as reproducing the Guernica canvas, now considered too fragile to move, and reconstructing an El Greco altarpiece whose pieces were dispersed in wartime. The museum has received numerous endorsements and compliments from Picasso’s son, as well as gallery directors and curators from around the world who visited Japan to inspect our collection of over one thousand pieces.
 
Both technically and conceptually, the Otsuka Museum of Art can be regarded as a pioneering and truly unique art museum.
 
 
Ichiro Otsuka
Director, Otsuka Museum of Art

Picture arts and sciences Committee (as of August, 2017)

The Masanori Aoyagi University of Tokyo's emeritus professor ancient times, chairperson
The Hisako Koike Kokugakuin University's professor Middle Ages
The Shigetoshi Osano University of Tokyo's emeritus professor Renaissance
dai髙honirosoinedendaigakumeihomarekyoju baroque
Nobuyuki Senzoku Seijo University's emeritus professor modern times
The Shunsuke Kijima Kyoritsu Women's University's emeritus professor present age
Advisory Committee on Paintings (as of August 2017)
Masanori Aoyagi Emeritus professor, Tokyo University Ancient Arts & Committee Chairman
Hisako Koike Professor, Kokugakuin University The Middle Ages
Shigetoshi Osano Emeritus professor, Tokyo University Renaissance
Yasujiro Otaka Professor, Waseda University Baroque
Nobuyuki Senzoku Emeritus professor, Seijo University Modern Art
Shunsuke Kijima Emeritus professor, Kyoritsu Women’s University 20th Century
Back to TOP