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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Mt. Fuji by Taikan: In Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the World Heritage Designation’

Adachi Museum of Art

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Alongside the likes of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Taikan Yokoyama (1868-1958) has produced some of Japan’s most famous painters of Mount Fuji. In his lifetime, he worked on more than 1,500 paintings of Japan’s largest peak.

To celebrate the first anniversary of Mount Fuji’s designation as a world heritage site, the Adachi Museum of Art is displaying its entire collection of Mount Fuji paintings by Yokoyama. This is the first time since the museum opened that it is showing all the works at once, and the exhibition includes paintings from 1920 to 1955; June 1-Aug. 30.

Adachi Museum of Art; 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi, Shimane. Yasugi Stn. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ¥2,300. 0854-28-7111; www.adachi-museum.or.jp/e