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Kochi, 24 Mar.

Ekin Festival and Museum

Ekin Festival and Museum Ekin Festival and Museum Ekin Festival and Museum

The Ekin Matsuri (festival) is held at night in July every year in the Akaoka town arcade in Konan City to celebrate the Edo-era painter known as Ekin (Hirose Kinzo). Ekin’s famous folding screens, on which he depicted mainly dynamic, theatrical (and sometimes gruesome) scenes well over a hundred years ago, are displayed along the streets of Akaoka, each lit from behind by a single candle for maximum atmospheric effect.

If your visit doesn’t coincide with the Ekin Festival you can still admire his work at the Ekin Museum, open all year round.

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Tokyo (Narita) to Ekin Museum, Kochi

  1. Narita Airport

    1 h 55 min

    From 4,990 yen

  2. Kochi Ryoma Airport

    • Bus

    25 min

    720 yen

  3. Kochi Station

    • Train

    15 min

    260 yen

  4. Gomen Station

    • Train

    20 min

    400 yen

  5. Akaoka Station

    • Walk

    10 min

  6. Ekin Museum

    Honmachi, Akaoka-cho, Konan City, Kochi Prefecture

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.

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