Akita Museum of Art

Museum in Akita

Akita's most famous painting, Tsuguharu Fūjita's Events of Akita, is also reputed to be the world's largest canvas painting, measuring 3.65m by 20.5m and depicting traditional Akita life through the seasons. It's the clear highlight of an otherwise fairly underwhelming collection in the Andō Tadao–designed museum, but the public square is worth the visit alone. Visitors can rest in the 2nd-floor cafe, from where the reflecting pool seems to run directly into Senshū-kōen's moat.

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