A truly magical find that offers a once-in-a-trip opportunity.
Fans of art or horror movies, listen up. There’s a tiny little museum on the outskirts of Kochi’s city centre, nestled in the heart of Akaoka, the eerily quiet old quarter. Inside is a feast of color: gruesome battle scenes and horrific demons brought to life in the dim of the museum’s interior.
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23 of these paintings remain in Akaoka today, close to where Ekin originally painted them. The museum also knows very well how to entice people inside. The lovely ladies at the front desk are all smiles and welcoming words as they hand you a lantern. Pushing back the curtain to the first room of the museum, you are greeted by a dark room illuminated only by your lantern. Edging closer to the walls, the paintings come alive in all their gruesomely beautiful detail.
Other rooms follow that show you how Ekin’s artistic prowess evolved from the days of quaint woodblocks to the huge screens that populated his work in later life. A truly magical find, this tiny museum in a derelict old quarter of the city brims with personality and enthusiasm, promising an unforgettable experience for all.