138-5, Akaiwa Makisawa, Kesennuma, Miyagi,988-0171, Japan


HOURS:9:30am-5:00pm(Last entry at 4:30)
CLOSED:Monday and Tuesday, excluding when National holidays fall on Monday and Tuesday.

Promotion and Other Facilities

Community Gallery

Our original exhibitions and traveling exhibitions are held here.

Entrance Hall

Aluminum alloy paneling and stucco are mixed to form the exterior of the building. Contemporary and traditional Japanese technologies meet to create this space that visitors can strongly feel the appeal of the architectural design.

Museum Shop

The items made by artists and crafts, pictorials published by the museum are available.


This is a free studio used for different purposes including consultation on art and other artistic culture as well as creating art work. Curators are the instructors here and offer craft lessons and various workshop sessions.

High Definition Gallery

This video room has images and videos describing works of art and local cultures. The room has about 90 seats and can host small concerts and lectures.

Common Hall

This small exhibition space is often used as a rental gallery. The space resembles the inside of a large ship.

Observation Room

A glass-walled observation deck protruding in the air 12 meters above the ground on the east side of the building provides a panoramic view of the city of Kesennuma.

Symbol Tower

This mysterious object standing on the rooftop is the most unique exterior feature of the museum. This is a symbol of this museum and stands for the children who are setting out to the sea of the future.

Exterior of the western side and the Outdoor Exhibition Space

General Reception in the Entrance Hall

Ark Gallery, Hakobune Nikki

Approach to the Observation Room

Exterior of the eastern side