Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Artworks of top-tier modern Japanese painters shown at Adachi Museum of Art

“Top 10 Japanese Painters — An Array of Best Masterpieces”

Woman Waiting for the Moon to Rise
Uemura Shoen

The “Autumn Exhibition: Top 10 Japanese Painters — An Array of Best Masterpieces” has just begun at the Adachi Museum of Art (Yasugi, Shimane Pref.) in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its foundation.

The museum, best known for its vast collection of modern and contemporary Japanese artwork as well as its exquisite gardens, houses numerous paintings by modern Japanese painters who flourished from the Meiji era to the Showa era.

Cat and Plum Blossoms
Hishida Shunso

In this period, the whole Japanese art world was very vigorous: these painters pursued new methods of expression, worked on fresh motifs, or introduced Western-style expressions based on Japanese traditions. Opportunities to publish works were extensive, including governmental exhibitions and the establishment of art associations or institutions.

Under these circumstances, some painters grew to be great masters, and became representatives of a time with much attention. Their works, which were painted with passion and unique individuality, remain full of attractions.

Dogs from Europe
Hashimoto Kansetsu

The autumn exhibition will showcase masterpieces by the top ten great masters from our collection: Yokoyama Taikan, Takeuchi Seiho, Kawai Gyokudo, Hishida Shunso, Uemura Shoen, Hashimoto Kansetsu, Yasuda Yukihiko, Kawabata Ryushi, Sakakibara Shiho and Ito Shinsui.

Their painting styles and subjects are very different, but they are all great painters, who have produced numerous masterpieces. Each painter has established an unchallenged position.

Wang Zhaojun
Yasuda Yukihiko
Floral Offering
Kawabata Ryushi

The exhibition will last until Nov. 30.

*Yokoyama Taikan Special Exhibition Room will be closed from Sep. 11 to Oct. 25. Meanwhile, at the Annex, 100 Taikan works will be exhibited under the title of “The Whole of Yokoyama Taikan: 50th Anniversary of the Adachi Museum of Art.”

(Based on information provided by the museum website)

For more info:

Outline of the event


Mon, Aug 31, 2020〜Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Apr-Sep: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Oct-Mar: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Adachi Museum of Art
320 Furukawa-cho
Yasugi, Shimane Pref.


Adults: 2,300 yen
University students: 1,800 yen
High school students: 1,000 yen
Elementary/Junior high school students: 500 yen

*Group of 20 or more
Adults: 1,900 yen
University students: 1,500 yen
High school students: 800 yen
Elementary/Junior high school students: 400 yen

**Group of 100 or more
Adults: 1,700 yen
University students: 1,300 yen
High school students: 700 yen
Elementary/Junior high school students: 300 yen

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