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The World of Yamamoto Nizo

Explore the masterpieces of this art director and background artist

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Onomichi Museum of Art When: Sep 19th - Nov 15th 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Yamamoto Nizo is known for his work as an art director and background artist on films like Hayao Miyazaki's "Castle in the Sky" (1986) and "Princess Mononoke" (1997) to name just a couple. A special exhibition taking place at the Onomichi Museum of Art delves into his work, with around 200 of his artworks being showcased - you'll find everything from background drawings to early stage sketches, and even image boards to appreciate.

Admission to the special exhibition is 800 yen for adults, 550 yen for high school students, and free for junior high aged students and younger.

Getting there

The Onomichi Museum of Art is located approximately 20 minutes drive from the Sanyo Expressway's Onomichi IC, 15 minutes from the Sanyo Expressway's Fukuyama Nishi IC, or 15 minutes by taxi from the JR Onomichi Station, served by the Sanyo Main Line.

Paid parking is available at the nearby Senkoji Parking Lot. If you bring your parking ticket, the museum staff can validate your parking so you receive 200 yen off the price.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
I just LOVE this artist! Great fan, really! Onomichi is interesting place to visit, too.
Kim B Author 3 weeks ago
Yes, a very nice place to visit, especially for cycling!