Shu Ogawara Museum of Art is located in Kutchan Town, known as K Town among the Western community in Niseko. Avant-garde artist Shu Ogawara was born in 1911 in Kutchan and graduated from Tokyo Art School, however his career ended with World War II. He returned to his hometown after the war and started over, creating his unique art. Ogawara’s art style has been recreated in China, Tibet and India where he visited at the age of over 60. The museum exhibits Ogawara’s drawings as a permanent exhibition of his work created between his time at the Art School and his last days as an artist. Most of the paintings were created in Kutchan where he returned from Tokyo, a highly emotional experience due to the devastation of World War II, yet healed with the warm environment of his hometown. Many of the exhibitions are seasonal event themes. Post cards, photo frames, desk calendars and other art items are sold at the gallery’s shop. Admission is 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school students, and 100 yen for junior high school and elementary school students, with group discounts available for groups of 10 or more. You can also purchase a multi-visiting admission (you will get a card at the first visit that can be used for the next visit onward to get discounted). Membership cards and combo tickets with Yugokorotei Onsen (located in Annupuri) are also available. The museum is about five minutes drive from JR Kutchan Station.
7 Chome-1 Kita 6 Johigashi, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido 044-0006