Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts 堂本印象美術館
The Insho Domoto Museum is in north western Kyoto, between the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji Temple) and Ryoanji Temple on the road west, that winds through pleasant forests on its way to Ninnaji Temple and beyond to Hirosawa Lake, Daikakuji Temple, Adashino Nenbutsu Temple and eventually Arashiyama.
The facility features the works of Kyoto-born Insho Domoto (1891-1975), who was a great Nihonga painter.
Insho Domoto used various media in his art including sumi-e ink paintings and paintings on fusuma sliding doors, the latter being seen in the Koshibo, at Toji Temple in the south of Kyoto, and at many other temples in the Kansai area.
The museum was created by Insho Domoto himself, in 1966, designing both the inside and the striking exterior of the building.
The Insho Domoto Museum now belongs to Kyoto Prefecture, who took over the running of the museum in 1991.
Insho Domoto Museum of Fine Arts
Tel: 075 463 0007
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last Admission at 4:30p.m.) Closed Mondays. Adults: 500 yen.
Insho Domoto Access
The Insho Domoto is across the street from the Main Gate of the Kinugasa Campus of Ritsumeikan University.
From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station take bus number 50. From Sanjo-Keihan, buses 12, 15, 59 go to the museum. Get off at Ritsumeikan Daigaku-mae and cross the street.