I didn’t know what to expect when we arrived at this museum as I have never been to an outdoor museum.
Set in the stunning landscape of Hakone, the Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan. Constantly changing with the seasons, our spectacular grounds are the permanent home for approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors. We also have 5 exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavilion, as well as pieces where children can play, a footbath fed by natural hot springs, and a variety of other facilities where our visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature.
It was as one would expect; open, beautiful grounds at the foot of the mountains. Config: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-70mm f/2.8 with a mix of handheld HDRs.
“Intersecting Space Construction” …
Japanese maples are beautiful all year round and plentiful here. They do not grow well in my home country due to the winters.
I saw this ball’s cousin at the Vatican … Sfera con Sfera (sphere within a sphere).
The “symphonic sculpture”, a wonder of colored glass. It became a symphony of children’s laughter and screams about 3/4 of the way up as the school kids streamed in (smile).
The grounds are scattered with sculptures and beautiful flowers.
A few hours well spent.
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I’ll be in Hakone in October, I cannot wait to go to the Open Air Museum!
It is beautiful. And I am sure the views in the area will be spectacular