The graceful main building with its tall chimney (Photo: Cathy Cawood)

Oyamazaki Villa Art Museum

Taisho Era house set in a beautiful garden

Cathy Cawood   - ใช้เวลาอ่าน 1 นาที

Oyamazaki Villa was built between 1912 and 1932, and is home to an excellent collection of objects from the Mingei Arts and Crafts Movement. A modern annex designed by famous architect Tadao Ando contains original Monet water lily paintings, and is open to the public. The garden is one of the most beautiful I have seen. I visited in June, when everything was lush and green, but the garden is outstanding at cherry blossom time, and also in autumn when there are many red maple trees.

Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...