Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo

Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture is a quietly passionate museum of emotionally moving sculptures.

Hongo Shin (1905–1980) is one of the best-known sculptors to come out of Sapporo. There are approximately 80 outdoor sculptures by Shin placed all over Japan. The Museum collection includes 1,800 pieces, including sculptural works, plaster models for outdoor sculptures, and a massive number of sketches. Each energetic finger of the model for Hoyusetsu no mon [snow and ice gate], located inside Wakkanai Park in Wakkanai, appears to have a life of its own. They look as if they are emotional beings screaming in frustration.

Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo

Address
Miya-no-Mori 4-jo 12-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open
10:00 - 17:00 (last admission till 16:30)
Closed
Monday (If Monday is a national holiday, open on Monday, closed on Tuesday), year-end through New Year holidays; Closed occasionally
Fee
Admission fee varies by exhibition. Please check the website.
※ Memorial Hall prices (during times the Main Hall is closed):
Adult: ¥200
Senior (65 and over): ¥150
Student (high school and university): ¥100
Children up to junior high school are free.
Parking
Free
Telephone
011-642-5709
Website
http://www.hongoshin-smos.jp/english/
Access
From Nishi nijuhatchome Station on the Subway Tozai Line, take JR Hokkaido Bus (Kan 20) and get off at "Chokoku bijutsukan iriguchi" bus stop, walk 10 minutes
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