Set in the simple countryside of Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture, the Adachi Museum of Art manages to attract more than 500,000 visitors annually, making it one of Japan’s leading museums in terms of visitor numbers. While the museum houses a valuable collection of contemporary paintings and artworks, it is even more famous for its award winning gardens.
The six gardens that are surrounding the Adachi Museum of Art were created by businessman and art collector Zenko Adachi in 1980 with the hope that viewing the gardens and artwork together would expand peoples’ appreciation and interest in Japanese art.
Each built around a specific natural element (moss, pond, dry landscape, white gravel, pine and waterfal) the gardens are always full of beauty. Although they can only be admired from the museum building, this inside-looking-out feeling makes them resemble with some amazing framed works of art, hung alongside the museum’s paintings.
The Adachi Museum’s gardens have been ranked as number one in the “2014 Japanese Garden Ranking,” and this marks the 12th consecutive year in the number one spot.
In addition, the Michelin Green Gude and the Guide Blue Japon praise the garden with three stars, which made these beautiful gardens gain international attention.
Source & image: www.adachi-museum.or.jp