Idemitsu Sazo was the founder of Idemitsu Kosan, a petroleum dealer originating at the Port of Moji, and a famous art connoisseur.
This museum, exhibiting his collection of artworks, was reopened in October 2016 after about one and half years of renovation works. The renovated building features a brick-like exterior with a retro atmosphere.
The museum organizes five or six theme-based exhibitions a year, focusing on Japanese paintings and calligraphic works, and Eastern porcelain.
Idemitsu Historical Archives, housed in the museum building, introduces the life of Idemitsu Sazo and the history of Idemitsu Kosan.
|Address||2-3 Higashiminatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu|
|Opening hours||10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entry allowed until 4:30 p.m.)|
|Closed days||Monday (if a Monday falls on a national holiday or substitute national holiday, open on that day); New Year's; periods when exhibits are changed|
|Fare||Adults – 700 yen; senior high school and university students – 500 yen; junior high school students or younger – free (required to be accompanied by a guardian)|
|Access||Approx. 8 min. on foot from JR Mojiko Station|