Takehara began prospering about 300 years ago through salt and sake productions.
The town preserves historic houses and architectures that are designated as cultural heritage sites.
We exhibit artworks in this unique setting.
In collaboration with students from Tokyo University of the Arts,
we invite you to come enjoy the artworks on display.

Welcome to Art Town Takehara

Predecessors ofTakeharamade their fortune by salt making and sake brewing, and established thepresent day Takehara Town Preservation District during Edo period.
Once you step into the district, time flows slowly and you will forget busyness of your daily life.
It is a special space, that has power to heal and fascinate us.It also a place where we can uncover ourunknown potentials.

In such a special space, there must bepower to nurture artists.

This event stems from such an idea. This year, students of Tokyo University of Arts exhibit their works in thePreservation District based on the concept of “BURAMACHI ART”.
What seeds of ideasdid the students receive from the Takehara Town Preservation District and how will they turn them into blooming flowers(artworks)?
Please enjoy the collaboration of the townscape from the Edo period and the young artists from the modern day while strolling through the streets of the Preservation District.

Preservation District

Rai Tadasuga Residence

A former residence of Rai Tadasuga was designated as a Historic Site of Hiroshima because it is the place where Rai Family was originated.

Morikawa Residence

A high quality house from the Taisho era that signifies wealth gained from production of salt. The main house, an annex, a Japanese-style tatami room, tea house, and storehouse remain as their original forms.

Matsusaka Residence

This residence with its Chinese style roof and lacquered diamond shaped windows latticework is an example of a magnificent architecture.

"In Takehara, there must be power to nurture artists".
Students of Tokyo University of Arts exhibit their works in the Preservation District. Please enjoy the collaboration of the townscape from the Edo period and the young artists from the modern day while strolling through the streets of the Preservation District.

Opening Hours
Each facility 9:00-17:00 [ Fujii Sake Brewery 10:00-17:00 ]

Each facility is open every day during Buramachi Art Festival except for Fujii Sake Brewery. ※Fujii Sake Brewery is closed on Mondays.

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016

TAKEHARA ART EVENT Executive Committee by undergraduate and graduate students of Tokyo University of Arts
(Located in Culture and Lifelong Learning Division, TAKEHARA City Educational Committee)

TEL:+81-846-22-7757  FAX:+81-846-22-0010