Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fukuoka - Kushida Shrine and Asian Art Museum

Kushida Jinja is a shinto shrine in Fukuoka, founded in 757. There are several sub-shrines on the grounds in addition to a 1,000 year old Ginko tree.
























Fukuoka Asian Art Museum  

According to the brochure the FAAM collects modern and contemporary artworks that show the originality and distinctive aesthetics of Asian art without adhering to the framework of 'fine art' derived from modern Western values. The 23 countries and regions included are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Grunei, Cambodia, China, India, Korea, Laos, Malaysian, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, N Korea, Pakistan, Phillippines, singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnan, and Japan.  Admission to the Permanent Collection is 200 yen.

















8 comments:

Queeniepatch said...

What a contrast between the shrine and the museum! You had a full day.

I am said...

Hi Pamela both are amazing places,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

Janie said...

Lots of color and inspiration, wow.
Good reference for future art!

diamondc said...

Pamela: What beautiful artwork so amazing. Thank-you for sharing with us.
The Shrine is beautiful.

Blessings
Catherine

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

The shrines and artwork are all so breathtaking! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. Andrea

Brigitte said...

It must be so great to wander through this museum. I love the pictures you show.

kiwikid said...

The shrines are amazing, the Japanese festivals are very interesting too. That is an amazing art museum, love the Buddha face picture, the number plate picture is very clever too. Thanks for sharing Pamela.

Leonore Winterer said...

A beautiful shrine and lovely artwork - those mantis and fish creatures are...interesting!