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Cultures & Arts

From poets such as Sakutaro Hagiwara, Bocho Yamamura and Bunmei Tsuchiya, to a writer Katai Tayama, an artist Kaoru Yamaguchi and Ichoro Fukuzawa, Gunma is also well known for producing many prominent cultural figures. A painter, Tomihiro Hoshino, who creates a heartwarming work of art using a brush held in his mouth although he has suffered limb loss, was also born in Gunma.
In addition, many cultural figures have visited Gunma to enjoy the wealth of famous hot spring resorts since ancient times. Ikaho Onsen Resort loved by a painter Yumeji Takehisa, who dominated the world with distinctive beautiful women pictures called Yumejishiki, and a writer Roka Tokutomi, offers memorial facilities displaying their work.
Besides these, Gunma holds music festivals, film festivals and other cultural events in various locations such as "Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival", which is the first summer music academy and festival in Japan, and "Takasaki Film Festival" offering a variety and number of attractive pieces of work.
We hope to see you here in Gunma to immerse yourself in the wealth of culture.