A number of cultural figures loved the seashore endowedwith the bounty of the sea and the valley
Izura/Takahagi seaside area(Kitaibaraki, Takahagi)
This area epitomizes the “sea” aspect of KENPOKU ART. The area is characterized by the white sandy beaches stretching out for miles, juxtaposed against the luminous blue sea. Not only blessed with scenic landscape, the area is rich in history and culture with some significant historic sites such as Rokkakudō designed by Okakura Tenshin, the pioneer of Japanese modern art and the Hozumi Residence, a traditional wealthy farmer’s home.
Rokkakudō, located in the most beautiful part of the Izura coast,
is the place in which Tenshin Okakura used to be indulged
in reading and contemplation
Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art,
Ibaraki narrates the footprints of Tenshin Okakura and Taikan Yokoyama
The precious cultural heritage, Hozumi Residence
shows house style of wealthy farmer in the middle of the Edo era
Takado kohama coast is the picturesque beach chosen for Japan’s 100 beautiful beach
The central point of northern Ibaraki Prefecture that retains the history of industrial development
Hitachi Station area(Hitachi)
The famous Great chimney and the Hitachi mine are what symbolize the area to be the foundation of Japan’s modern industrialization. The shopping center that thrived throughout history is still what supports the lives of the locals. The transport gateway: Hitachi station design was supervised by a world-renown architect, Kazuyo Sejima.
Nippon Mining Museum shows the technology
that supported the industrial development
Hitachi civic center equipped
with a science museum and planetarium.
The time of refreshment listening
to the sound of waves at Unoshima Villa
Hitachi station is one of the most beautiful stations in the world
that overlooks a panoramic view of sea