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Kochi, 16 Jan.

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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