Otsu 1731-GOEMON HOUSE has a permanent exhibition of works by renowned artists. Guests will spend a night with exciting art.
The nighttime exhibition, which cannot be seen during regular viewing, provides a special opportunity to experience the artworks even more deeply. We hope you will stay and enjoy the night.
LSDF020, a group of Enoki Chu’ss works, will be exhibited in the hall on the first floor of the main building. “Liberty C2H2,” a cannon object created with approximately 3 tons of shell casings and scrap iron that were actually used in the war, and a group of cast metal machine guns modeled after the former Soviet Union’s AK-47 and the U.S. AR-15.
Also on the first floor of the main building is Yanagi Yukinori’s new work created in 2018, “Caged Bird”. The Japanese sword used in this work was found in an abandoned house on the island of Momoshima, where an islander who served in the Pacific War survived a sinking warship wearing only this one sword.
Also on view is the ukiyoe “Kinoshita Soga Megumi no Masagoji” by Utagawa Toyokuni III (Utagawa Kunisada) , which depicts Ishikawa Goemon’s punishment for being boiled in a bath, a legend of the “Goemon Bath.”