Adachi Museum located in Yasuki City of Shimane Prefecture is not only reputed for its impressive collection of modern Japanese paintings but also for the magnificent beauty of its vast Japanese garden. The Museum is also known for its brilliant reputation and popularity overseas as exemplified by its No.1 position in 16 consecutive years in the rankings by “Journal of Japanese Gardening”, a U.S. magazine specializing in Japanese gardens.
The 6 gardens constructed in the 40 acres (165,000 m²) of land in the premise, built by Zenko Adachi who believed that “gardens are also to be enjoyed as if they were art pieces”, deeply impress and inspire visitors with varying landscapes they offer in different phases of the seasonal cycle. Adachi Museum allows visitors and art lovers to appreciate masterpieces of Japanese art, including works of Taikan Yokoyama, while also experiencing seasonal natural beauty.
“Musume Miyuki (Young Girl Named Miyuki)” by Shoen Uemura, 1914, Adachi Museum Collection
2 Special Exhibitions are held at Adachi Museum in the summer and autumn seasons this year. “Ukiyo-e Portraits of Beautiful Women”, a special exhibition held between June to August, displays works of Shoen Uemura, a master of Ukiyo-e Paintings of Women and of whose collection the Museum is famous for, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of her death. The Exhibition will also include masterpieces of paintings of beautiful women such as works of Kiyokata Kaburagi and Shinsui Ito, as well as the paintings of naked women by Sho Ishimoto, an artist who is a native of Shimane Prefecture.
“Muga (No Ego)” by Taikan Yokoyama, 1897, Adachi Museum Collection
Scheduled between August to the end of November is “<Special Commemorative Event of the Era Name Change> A Lookback on the Japanese Paintings during Meiji / Taisho / Showa Eras with Masterpieces”, which curates masterpieces representative of the eras of Meiji, Taisho and Showa from the collections of Japanese paintings owned by the Museum, with an intent to gain retrospective insight of each era. It provides a rare opportunity to bring together 36 masterpieces including works of Taikan Yokoyama, Shunso Hishida, Seihou Takeuchi, and Yukihiko Yasuda in one venue of display.
Paintings representative of Japanese culture and seasonal beauty of the gardens can be both enjoyed in one trip by visiting Adachi Museum. It is a must-see spot.
◆“Ukiyo-e Portraits of Beautiful Women”
Sat, June 1st to Fri, August 30th, 2019
◆“ A Lookback on the Japanese Paintings during Meiji / Taisho / Showa Eras with Masterpieces.”
Sat, August 31st to Sat, November 30th, 2019
[Address] 320, Furukawa-cho, Yasuki-City, Shimane Prefecture
[Opening Hours] Apr-Sep: 9:00-17:30, Oct-Mar: 9:00-17:00, Open 7 days a week (only the New Wing has closure days from time to time to change pieces for display)
[Admission Fee (JPY, Tax included)] Adult: 2,300, College Student: 1,800, High school Student: 1,000, Elementary & Middle School Students: 500.
※Group discount is available
※Reproduction and copying of the images of art pieces featured in the article are prohibited.
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