This year is the 100th anniversary of the resurrection of the Japan Art Institute, or Nihon Bijutsuin, an artistic nongovernmental organization that had dissolved in 1913 after the death of its founder Tenshin Okakura.
The group was originally established in 1898 to promote Japanese art and encourage noro, a new style of expression that the artists involved hoped would revolutionize traditional Japanese-style painting. Though its ideas came under criticism even before Okakura’s death, former original member Taikan Yokoyama brought the group back together only a year after it disbanded.
The Adachi Museum of Art honors this resurrection with a show of 32 works by Taikan Yokohama alongside those by the second generation of members of the Nihon Bijustuin, including Yukihiko Yasuda and Kokei Kobayashi; Aug. 31-Nov. 30.
Adachi Museum of Art; 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi, Shimane. Yasugi Stn. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (from Oct. till 5 p.m.). ¥2,300. 0854-28-7111. www.adachi-museum.or.jp/e
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