Admire the World of Glass at Toyama’s New Glass Art Museum

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  • Toyama is home to a very popular glass art museum. Since its opening in 2015, many people have frequented the Toyama Glass Art Museum. Do you have a passion for vibrant and delicate art? Let’s explore what this museum has to offer.

    How did this museum come to exist?

    This museum was designed by a world renowned architect named Kengo Kuma. He is well-known in Japan and has completed many projects locally and abroad. The building is said to be quite stunning with its mixture of wood and glass materials holding it together. It captures the attention of nearly everyone who passes by it.

    What’s inside?

    The museum contains artwork from both Japanese and western artists. Some of the exhibitions are permanent, but others may change on a regular basis. With six floors of artwork and other entertaining things, this building is a place for all art lovers to enjoy. But be careful where you turn because you wouldn’t want to break anything! One of the largest collections of glass art in the world remains in this museum. It was created by an American glass sculptor named Dale Chihuly. He has created several works of glass art over several decades, including his work which was inspired by the glass fishing floats in Niijima.

    More Than a Museum

    Aside from the main attractions in the museum, there are many other things to enjoy on all of the building’s floors. There’s a library where people are free to spend their time. If you get hungry, you can enter the restaurant café and enjoy a hot beverage and some treats. Additionally, there is a glass art shop so that people can take home their very own works of art, as well as a sky lit glass art garden to enjoy.

    If you love art, you may love this fascinating museum. Admire the beauty and technique of many artists’ works. Have fun and enjoy what these artists can do.

    Toyama Glass Art Museum (Japanese)

    Toyama Glass Art Museum (English)

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