Current Exhibition

July 5 (Fri) - August 18 (Sun), 2024
*The museum is closed on Mondays except July 15 and August 12, 2024

Commemorating the 100th Year of His Death
Tomioka Tessai
─The Last Literati

Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) is a Confucianist who lived through the tumultuous modern age, spanning from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period. He is also known as the “last literati” who enjoyed the ancient culture of the East, read many scrolls, and traveled many miles during the age of increasing Westernization. While holding his dignity as a scholar, Tessai was a painter who broke new ground in painting with his bold brushstrokes and delicate color palette. This year, marking the centenary since the artist’s death, the Idemitsu Museum of Arts invites all to view his masterpieces in the collection and enjoy the unique beauty of his works.

Exhibition Schedule



10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.)


Mondays (Excluding holidays. The Museum will be open that Monday),
the year-end and New Year’s holidays, and during the change of exhibits.


2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi,
Fukuoka, 801-0853


Adults: ¥700
High School and College Students: ¥500
Junior High School Students or Younger: Free (with Parent or Guardian)

* ¥200 Discount for Persons with Disability with Presentation of the Physical Disability Certificate and Free Admission for 1 Caretaker)


A 8-minute walk from JR Mojikō Station.

Guidelines for Enjoyment of Exhibitions

The museum visitors are reminded of the following for the enjoyment of the Museum by the other visitors.

  • Do not touch the exhibits and the display cases.
  • Do not use the fountain pens or the brushes which may stain the exhibits.
  • Switch off and do not use the mobile phones or activate the silent mode.
  • Do not take photographs.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not eat or drink any food or beverages brought in from outside.
  • Do not engage in acts or behavior which may disturb or annoy the others.
  • Do not bring in any dangerous materials.
  • Leave the umbrellas at the umbrella stand.
  • Do not bring in any animals and pets, except for guide or service dogs.