Matsumoto is the home town of contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama where she was born. Her unique polka dots and net painting style, and the famous pumpkin have been developed from paintings to sculptures, performance art and installation.
While you may be able to see her paintings and sculptures in quite a few places in Japan and the US, don’t miss the Matsumoto City Museum of Art when you visit the area. It is the place where you can see some of her unique art work that cannot be photographed and published. Come see it yourself.