Sakura-themed exhibit in Tsuchiura
A sakura(cherry blossoms)-themed art exhibit called 2007年土浦桜比べ展覧会 (Tsuchiura Sakura Kurabe Tenran-kai) is currently taking place in Tsuchiura City, and I highly recommend going to this one!!
Here are the reasons why.
Various types of artworks by 21 established Japanese artists, some are 人間国宝/Ningen Kokuho or “living national treasure,” are on display on 1st and 2nd floors of 土浦まちかど蔵・大徳(Tsuchiura Machikado Kura, Daitoku(4th picture from the top)) near the JR Tsuchiura Station, and you can enjoy their artworks for absolutely FREE!
There are many old buildings and “spots that remind you of good ol’ times” that are within walking dsitance of this exhibition site. It’ll be nice to stroll around the area, and visit a place like the Kijo Park. The Tsuchiura City’s Museum by the Kijo Park is closed for renovation until July, unfortunately.
The best part of this exhibit?
There are FREE buses leaving from TX Tsukuba Station and JR Tsuchiura Station every hour between 10AM and 4PM on weekends and on a holiday(30th)!!!
I don’t know where exactly the buses will be(does anyone have the info?), but just look for these buses.
I know it’s a short drive to this place from Tsukuba, but I’m interested in riding those retro-buses. I’m guessing that kids would love to ride them, too!
– Tsuchiura Sakura Kurabe Exhibit –
April 1 to April 30
9am to 5pm
Tsuchiura Machikado Kura Daitoku
(300-0043 Chuo 1-3-16 Tsuchiura City)