Tottori Sand Museum | 鳥取県砂の美術館 – Amazing Sand Art, near Tottori Sand Dunes in Japan

We stumbled upon the Tottori Sand Museum after our visit to the Tottori Sand dunes. Located just beside, the Sand Museum is Japan’s only open-air museum that showcases sand art, with exhibits opened to the public every year from April to January.

我们在参观鳥取沙丘之后偶然发现了鳥取砂の美術館。这间美術館是日本唯一一个展示沙艺术的露天馆,展品每年四月至一月向公众开放

The Sand Museum attracts teams from around the world to create sand sculptures with different themes. This year, during our visit, the theme is mostly centered around south american history and culture.

鳥取砂の美術館每年吸引来自世界各地的团队创作不同主题的沙雕。2016年的主题主要集中在南美洲的历史和文化。

Materials used for the creation were, of course, sands from the Tottori sand dunes. There were over a hundred sculptures in the museum, with some as big as a 3-storey house.

用于制作的材料当然是鳥取沙丘的沙子。美術館里有一百多件雕塑,有些还像三层楼房子一样大。

Here are some sand sculptures of

  • Monoliths: God Statues Standing Beside the Ruins
  • Iguazu Falls and the Indios
  • Modern Architecture in Brazil

这里有一些沙雕

  • 巨石:站在废墟旁的神雕像
  • 伊瓜苏瀑布和Indios
  • 巴西的现代建筑

The artists from around the world.

来自世界各地的沙雕艺术家。

Having a go at creating art. Look at the beautiful sand horse we sculpted. Talented, aren’t we?

开始创作艺术。看看我们雕刻的美丽的沙马。有才华,不是吗?

As sand sculptures are fragile and prone to collapse, do not miss the opportunity to capture their short-lived beauty within the 9 months of exhibit, typically from April till next January. Opening hours are from 9am to 6pm, admission fee at 600 yen for adults and 300 yen for children.