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Adachi Museum of Art
Name:Adachi Museum of Art 



 
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Address:320 Furukawa-cho 
Mailing Address: 
City:Yasugi-shi 
State:Shimane-ken 
Postal Code:692-0064 
Country:JAPAN 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=35.4333; long=133.25
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Phone:+81 (0) 854.28.7111 
Fax:+81 (0) 854.28.6733 
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Contruction Date:1970 to present 
Public/Private:PUBLIC 
Hours:April to September 9am - 5:30pm, October to March 9am - 5pm; call ahead for information on closings around holidays 
Admission: 
Added to JGarden:4/6/2003 
Last Updated:12/29/2004 
JGarden Description:The gardens of the Adachi Museum of Art constitute 12 acres of elegantly crafted scenery enveloping a multi-winged modern building. Views of the gardens are presented through wall openings ingeniously placed to frame certain carefully arranged scenes, creating the illusion of paintings hung on the museum walls. These are interspersed with actual works of art from the museum’s collection, giving the visitor an integrated experience of the art, buildings and landscape.

The museum was established in 1970 to exhibit the private collection of Adachi Zenyasu, and includes some 1,300 modern paintings by artists such as Yokoyama Taikan and Sakakibara Shiho, as well as ceramic works by Kawai Kanjiro and Kitaoji Rosanjin, wood sculpture and gold lacquer ware.

The four main gardens represent several styles and are known as The Dry Landscape Garden (featuring 800 red pine trees brought from the Noto Peninsula), The White Gravel and Pine Garden, The Moss Garden and The Pond Garden (with teahouse). Another garden features a reproduction of the Shokin-tei from Kyoto’s famous Katsura Imperial Villa.

The classically-shaped and intensively-pruned tamamono shrubs and pine trees will inspire envy in any gardener. The immaculate grounds and crisp, picture-perfect scenes create an almost surreal atmosphere, sometimes evoking the clean outlines and detail of a woodblock print.

Bibliography

Adachi Museum of Art. Gardens of the Adachi Museum of Art. Yasugi, Japan, 2002.
 




Dimly, dimly
In the morning mist that lies
Over Akashi Bay,
My longings follow with the ship
That vanishes behind the distant isle.
Honobono to
Akashi no ura no
Asagiri ni
Shimagakureyuku
Fune o shi zo omou.

  Kokinshu
  9th century

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